Question Description

Week 3 Discussion: Buddhism

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 4
  • Lesson

Minimum of 1 scholarly source

Initial Post Instructions
For the initial post, respond to one of the following options:

  • Define Theravada and Mahayana. Describe the Arhat and the Bodhisattva. Explain how each achieves the goal of nirvana. Examine how they relate to some of the key concepts/teachings (e.g., the Four Noble Truths, the three marks of reality).

2.Many scholars feel that “suffering” may be a misleading translation of the word dukkha. Why might the term suffering be misleading? What might be a better translation? What was the Buddha trying to explain in his commentary on dukkha?