1. What does the word “Buddhism” mean? (etymology)
awakeinging or enlightennment
2. Is Buddhism a relgion? Explain.
buddhism i thought of a way of life, not a religion.
3. Define Karma.
every cause has an effect. “what goes around comes around like a hoolahoop”- lil wayne.
4. What are the Four Noble Truths?
life is suffering
suffering is caused by craving
suffering can be overcome by hapiness
the 8fold path leads to hapiness
5. Why is Buddhism becoming popular in Western Culture?
buddhism has a deep understanding of the human mind and the answers to materialistic problems
finger prints, my mark on the world,
swirled and misunderstood.
white as snow
the sun is sleeping for the winter.
thick, so a needle pops through the layers.
fifteen paces of metal,
making a home in an unfamiliar place.
ink permanently imprinted in the shape of a sparrow
created by my own hands
like ocean waves and Macintosh apples
my own personal polka dots placed sparaticly on the surface
a translucent blend of various colors
revealing a stream of blue into the visible world.
I remember the day
red sports car
big brown eyes
please hold me tight
dinner with your family
the hill behind my house
staring at stars
in the rose garden
picnics at the pond
chased by psychotic geese
a bright yellow m&m machine
where it all started
a night beneath a magic tree
where it ended
they speak what they think
Long caked eyelashes
waterlines shaded black
pink cheeks, white teeth
moist lips, painted nails.