Buddhism, Buddhism And Buddhism

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Buddhism is one of the largest religions in the world that started in India. Later spreading to China,Burma,Japan , Tibet and other parts of southeast Asia. Buddhism is a religion that
Is concentrated on spiritualism than religious teachings. Established by the buddha, one must obtain their own spiritual awakening, or nirvana through meditation. There are three main branches of Buddhism Theravada Buddhism , Mahayana Buddhism and Tantric Buddhism.

About 2,500 years ago, Prince Siddhartha Gautama renounced his empire in search of happiness or panacea for sorrow (dukkha) Gautama, after an extensive research throughout his empire and meditating on the collected data under a banyan tree,discovered that aspiration or want (kama) was at the root of sorrow (dukkha) laid down four noble truths to eliminate sorrow, and became the Buddha, the enlightened. Truths “Sanskriti, Mana. "The Four Noble." (1998).” The four noble truths stated that suffering could not be escaped. Birth sickness, senility and death are all occasions of suffering. Suffering can be either physical or psychological. One that is living an un- enlightened life is living in suffering. A major cause of suffering is ignorance. Someone who is manifesting as ego grasping is living an un-enlightened life. There is one only way suffering can be ended and that 's through the eightfold path.” Oxtoby, Willard Gurdon, and Amir Hussain. World Religions: Western Traditions. Willard Gurdon Oxtoby & Amir…
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