The Four Noble Truths

In Buddhism, what are the Four Noble Truths?

Select one of the following religions and identify/explain one practice implication covered in the textbook:
• Buddhism
• Christianity
• Indigenous religions
• Confucianism
• Islam
• Judaism
• Hinduism


Match the religious perspectives with the appropriate beliefs:

Existence is suffering, caused by desire and illusion of separate self; suffering ends through disciplined lifestyle, meditation, and enlightenment

People are prone to sin; relation with loving God yields reconciliation, meaning and purpose

Benevolent human nature must be cultivated for benefit of person, family, society, and world

Karmic bonds to suffering and rebirth can be released through spiritual disciplines; liberation comes through union with divinity

Human well-being requires balance and harmony within self, with community, nature, and spirit realm

There is no God but Allah and Mohammed is Allah’s prophet; personal and social well-being comes from submission to Allah in all things

People created in God’s image but may be distorted by experience; sinful behavior requires conciliation

A.  Judaism

B. Hinduism
C. Confucianism
D. Islam
E. Buddhism
F. Christianity
G. Indigenous beliefs