Week 3 Discussion: Buddhism
Read/review the following resources for this activity:
- Textbook: Chapter 4
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?