Buddha And The Founder Of Buddhism

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“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves” This quote from Siddhartha Gautama, known as Buddha and the founder of Buddhism, is a perfect representation of Buddhist beliefs. Buddhism is a strict religion with various guidelines one must follow. The Buddhists believe that they are each born-again many times and their main goal is to end this cycle of rebirth. One can do so by living each life better than the last, in hopes of releasing____________
Siddhartha Gautama, Buddha, was born in Nepal, where he had a wealthy family with many luxuries, as well as being heir to the throne. Despite having it all, Buddha felt trapped between all the pleasures. When going into town one day he came to the realization that death is inevitable and wondered when there will be life without death. In response to his curiosity he set out on a quest to find a remedy for illness, aging, death and birth. During this journey he founded the religion of Buddhism. Buddhism is a religion that was born within Hinduism and developed many differences such as having a founder, a set of originating scriptures, an order of monks, and they have given up the hereditary caste system. They do not pray to a god, but rather meditate to a path of understanding a true sense of reality and finding their salvation.
A Buddhists main goal is to reach nirvana. Nirvana is state where there is no suffering, desire, nor sense of self, and one…
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