Buddhism And Their Beliefs Of Buddhism

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Buddhism and their beliefs
Buddhism is the largest religioncultural influence in its own way. Buddhism is becoming popular and well known in the western parts of the world. Hinduism and Buddhism share the same teaching of karma.They both teach about the cause and effect that karma leaves on one’s life. Buddhism’s main goal is to find enlightment. Siddhartha Gautama is the founder of Buddhism. He was born around 600 B.C. to a powerful family in India. He had a comfortable homewith very little experience of the outside world. He was sheild from many outside influences such as pain, religion and suffering. He discovered enlightment in the middle way. He discovered the Four Noble Truths : to live is to suffer (Dukha), suffering is caused by desire (Tanha, or attachment), one can eliminate suffering by eliminating all attachments. This is attained by following the noble eightfold path. The eightfold path consists of having a right view, speech, action, livelihood, effort , and mindfulness. The individual teachings are common to Hinduism. karma, Maya, and a tendency to understand reality as being pantheistic in its placment. Buddhism today is real diverse. It is divided into the two broad categories Of Theravada and Mahayana. Theravada is a form which reserves ultimate enlightenment and nirvana. Mahayana Buddhism extends this goal of enlightenment. Buddha never considered himself to be a god or any type of divine being. Instead considered himself to be a…
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