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of Buddhism are the four Truths: Life is suffering. This is more than a mere recognition of the presence of suffering in existence. It is a statement that, in its very nature, human existence is essentially painful from the moment of birth to the moment of death. Even death brings no relief, for the Buddha accepted the Hindu idea of resurrection, with death leading to further rebirth. All suffering is caused by ignorance of the nature of reality and the craving, attachment, and grasping that result from such ignorance. Suffering can be ended by overcoming ignorance and attachment. The path to the suppression of suffering is the Noble Eightfold Path, which consists of right views, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right-mindedness, and

right contemplation. These eight are usually divided into three categories that form the cornerstone of Buddhist faith: morality, wisdom, and samadhi or concentration. In my opinion, Buddha was a great human being, who wanted people to have a better way of life, not for them to worship him and revere him over human life. I think that Buddhism teaches better morals and values than Christianity ever has. I was raised a skeptic, but if I was to convert to a religion I wouldn t convert to Christianity, I d become a Buddhist. 33a