Buddhism And The Teachings Of Buddhism

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uddhism began in northeastern India and is based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama. The religion is 2,500 years old and is followed by 350 million Buddhists worldwide.

Buddhism is the main religion in many Asian countries. It is a religion about suffering and the need to get rid of it. A key concept of Buddhism is Nirvana, the most enlightened, and blissful state that one can achieve. A state without suffering.

Place of Origin North East India
Founder Siddhartha Gautama (The Buddha)
Sacred Text Tripitaka
Sacred Building Stupa
Major Festivals Wesak
Main Branches
(Denominations) Theravada, Mahayana, Tibetan, Chinese and Japanese groups including Soto and Zen
How is Buddhism different from other religions?

Buddhism is different from many other faiths because it is not centred on the relationship between humanity and God. Buddhists do not believe in a personal creator God.

Who is the founder of Buddhism?

The Buddhist tradition is founded on and inspired by the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama. He was called the Buddha and lived in the 4th or 5th century B.C. in India.

Why is Siddhartha Gautama so important to Buddhists?

Siddhartha Gautama found the path to Enlightenment. By doing so he was led from the pain of suffering and rebirth towards the path of Enlightenment and became known as the Buddha or "awakened one".

Who was Siddhartha Gautama?

The BuddhaSiddharta Gautama is known as the Buddha.

He was born around the year 580 BCE in the village of Lumbini in…
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