11.13.2015

the Buddha

This week my 6th graders learned about the beginnings of Hinduism and Buddhism.  We talked about the Caste System, Siddhartha and the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism (simplified):

1. Life is suffering
2. The cause of suffering is desire
3. To free ourselves from suffering, we must free ourselves from desire
4. The eight-fold path leads to release from suffering, or Nirvana

And I had an epiphany -  Minimalism is Buddhism!  (Just with less religion....)  Check out the posts at Becoming Minimalist.  Be happy with what you have .... unclutter your life ... wanting more stuff will lead you to unhappiness ...
There you have it.

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