what is the buddha's meaning to life?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The cultivation of virtue, the development of the mind, and the eradication of ignorance can be said to be the purpose of a Buddhists life.

    There is no inherently existing meaning to life. It is something that each of us defines for ourselves. But an interesting observation can be made about the fact that, in one way or another, we're all seeking happiness and trying to avoid sorrow.

    Source(s): Buddhist
  • Prajna
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    "Thus having been requested, the Buddha declared, "Noble sons, there is a liberation of bodhisattvas called 'destructible and indestructible.' You must train yourselves in this liberation. What is it? 'Destructible' refers to compounded things. 'Indestructible' refers to the uncompounded. But the bodhisattva should neither destroy the compounded nor rest in the uncompounded."

    "Not to destroy compounded things consists in not losing the great love; not giving up the great compassion; not forgetting the omniscient mind generated by high resolve; not tiring in the positive development of living beings; ...."

    ""What is not resting in the uncompounded? The bodhisattva practices voidness, but he does not realize voidness. He practices signlessness but does not realize signlessness. He practices wishlessness but does not realize wishlessness. .... He considers occurrencelessness but undertakes to bear the burdens of all living beings. He considers immaculateness, yet he follows the process of the world. He considers motionlessness, yet he moves in order to develop all living beings. He considers selflessness yet does not abandon the great compassion toward all living beings..."

    Source(s): VIMALAKIRTI NIRDESA SUTRA, chapter 11. http://www2.kenyon.edu/Depts/Religion/Fac/Adler/Re...
  • 1 decade ago

    The end of suffering in life. To pass from Samsara(the Cycle) into Nirvana - a state of "deathlessness" and transcendant happiness.

    Source(s): Daoist-Buddhist
  • 1 decade ago

    If I recall. Suffering in this life is unavoidable. People will get sick, old, etc. Suffering is caused by attachment and desire. There is a path out of suffering though. By losing all attachment and accepting that life here is transitory. All things are passing.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Peace. Wisdom

  • 1 decade ago

    Universal Being, or oneness.

  • 1 decade ago

    (1) to lead a moral life,

    (2) to be mindful and aware of thoughts and actions, and

    (3) to develop wisdom and understanding.

    The purpose, to be enlightened.

  • 1 decade ago

    Peace. No hatred. No anger. Just peace.

  • nacsez
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    truely, he offered not meaning in life but the prospect of escaping it. life, just as every other human perception, is ultimately empty.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    to be able to become one with everything. You keep getting reincarnated until you do!

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