In Buddhism, the three root causes of suffering: greed (or grasping), hate (or anger, or aversion), and delusion (or ignorance).
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- 29 - Six Realms of Existence Part 1: Introduction and the Heaven RealmIn this episode, part 1 of 3, I explain the Buddhist teaching of the Six Realms of Existence, also known as the Wheel of Life, or the Wheel of Samsara. I share the rich mythology and imagery of this teaching while explaining how it can be a useful teaching for everyday life independent of a belief in literal rebirth. In this first episode I introduce the overall teaching and talk about the Heaven Realm.
- 33 – Life of Shakyamuni Buddha Part 4: Further Teachings and Colorful StoriesThis episode finishes up my story of Shakyamuni Buddha's life. It continues with the development of the early Sangha, including the ordination of women and the establishment of a code of discipline for monastics. It also covers teachings given by the Buddha not already mentioned in earlier episodes, and some of the more dramatic and colorful stories about the Buddha and the early Buddhist community.