Terms and Questions:

The Conditions of Suffering

Terms:

1.    Anicca (doctrine of)

2.    Dukkha

3.    Tanha

4.    Pratitya Samutpada

5.    Shunyata

6.    Anatman (doctrine of)

7.    Skandas

Questions:

1.    The first two noble truths describe the disease.  Elaborate

2.    If there is no Self, how doea the Buddha understand the nature of the person?

3.    If there is no Self, how can there be rebirth?

4.    How is the notion of dukkha a multi-leveled notion?

5.    What does the concept of  pratitya samutpada have to do with samsara?

6.    Is Emptiness nothingness?  Explain.

7.    How does the Buddha’s notion of samsara differ from the Vedantic notion?