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    Hinduism that Siddhartha followed on his journey through life and how each path helped him realize what he wanted with his life. Siddhartha follows many teachings or paths in which to reach his spiritual destination, which at the beginning was to reach Nirvana. The four stages of life choices, which favor both renunciation and world upholding, are 1) student 2) householder 3) forest hermit and 4) wandering ascetic (Ghose, 1/18/01). In the book, Siddhartha participated in each of these lifestyles for a

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    Enlightenment The Merriam-Webster dictionary gives the term Enlightenment three different definitions. The first definition is “The state in having knowledge or understanding : the act of giving someone knowledge or understanding” (Merriam-Webster). The second refers to The Age of Enlightenment; a time in the 18th century that began spreading science as a truth, replacing religion and tradition (Merriam-Webster). And finally, the third definition alludes to buddhism and its goal of having no desire

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    Kurt Cobain

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    "I had a good marriage, and for that I'm grateful...but I've become hateful toward all humans in general only because it seems so easy for people to get along that have empathy." Kurt Cobain, in his 'suicide note', found next to his corpse on Friday, April 8th 1994, stated his hatred towards human society. Dead at 27, he remains among one of the most monumental and controversial lyrists in history. In spite of his tempestuous marriage with drug addict, Courtney Love, reckless drug abuse, and a childhood

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    Buddhism Religion

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    many philosophies imparted by Buddha, an ancient teacher, who was inspired to eliminate the world’s suffering. Through his wisdom, one learns to abide by morals and surrenders any selfish desires or attachments to the world, ultimately leading to Nirvana, a state of enlightenment. Many ritual practices performed by temples aid in meditation,

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    The King and Queen of Grunge

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    “Who will be the king and the queen of the outcasted teens?” asks an original lyric from Nirvana's 1991 hit “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, written by Kurt Cobain (Nirvana). Little did Cobain know that he and the lead singer of the punk group Hole, Courtney Love, would soon become the royalty of grunge in the early nineties. While the life of the rich and famous seems glamourous from the outside, a single glance within the lives of these legendary performers would prove otherwise. The pair seems like

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    Three Buddhist Traditions

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    The three Buddhist traditions of Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana all practice the idea of reaching enlightenment in order to achieve the wisdom of the true nature of reality. Each of these traditions practice similar paths to reach this full enlightenment, however, there are some important differences. Enlightenment is the path aimed at becoming free from the suffering of the world, where one has a clear state of mind and who is liberated from mental afflictions caused by craving and attachment

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    Analysis of Kurt Cobain

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    I’ve chosen to write about Kurt Cobain because his life really became difficult for him around the age of nine after his parents divorced and Kurt became seriously withdrawn. There are many changes that Kurt went through in his life and I found it very interesting. Kurt’s parents divorced when he was nine. He lived with his father after the divorce. On weekends, he visited his mother and sister. When his father remarried, Kurt held resentments with his stepmother Jenny and her two children. One

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    What Life Is

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    punishment. God gave us this gift for a reason. A reason which some of us must all find out ourselves. Is it to gain something, to feel something, or to just live? We all NEED something. Buddhists believe in reaching a stage in our lives called nirvana, the state at which a soul desires nothing. To me, it is impossible to not want ONE thing, throughout your life. Things that we want do not have to be material objects such as money, clothing, or anything like that. Certain souls want or need one

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    Buddha's Life

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    Buddha's Life My rendition of Buddha's life would be in the form of a parable. It would begin with a mother's yearning for a child. For the good woman had been married to a good man for a long time and even though both were happy, they longed for God's blessing of a child. One day, a spirit in the form of a white elephant, visited the woman and entered her womb. Buddha had been born many times before, because of the suffering of human beings. Legend had foretold the birth of a son whose greatness

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    Holistic Therapy

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    perpetually facing the problem of how to escape from suffering. All life is meaningless and without purpose. The ultimate hope lies in what is permanent: The Void. Before one can find permanence, one must disappear into the Void, that is, achieve nirvana. 4. Karma Is The Iron Law Karma vs. Mercy Buddhists believe that the totality of one’s actions and the results of those actions determine one’s fate in subsequent reincarnations. This is the cosmic Law of Cause and Effect. Karma is the ultimate impersonal

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