Buddhism Essay

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Buddhism is a unique religion. The teacher of Buddhism is Siddahartha Gautama Buddha. Siddahartha was the son of the king of Nepal. Buddha’s father was warned that his son was going to become a monarch and that he would be murdered. So, Siddaharta’s father imprisoned him within the palace so that he would never see anyone suffer or grow old.
When Siddaharta grew older, he wanted to know what it was like on the other side of the palace walls; just like we all think the grass is greener on the other side. When Siddaharta escaped, he saw people suffering, people that were dying, and people that were sick. He couldn’t understand why this could happen, how could people suffer like this in a kingdom that was run by his
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This is believed because we are disappointed when we don’t achieve the goals we set for ourselves, or when our loved ones are sick or die, it causes suffering for us. Everything we do causes us to suffer. The one thing that all human beings have in common is that we all suffer. No matter what class someone is in, or how underprivileged a person is, we all suffer regardless. Suffering is a bond between all humans, it’s something that everyone understands and can comprehend.
Buddhism teaches that birth, rebirth, and death are all a continuing part of the process of change. When you die, your soul is separated from your body, and it craves life. The soul then seeks out a new existence. There are six different realms that one may be reborn into after death according to Buddhism. These realms are gods, demigods, human beings, animals, hungry ghosts, and the hells. These realms include three relatively happy states, and three relatively miserable states. The realms of the gods, demigods, and human beings are considered more happiness and less suffering; while the realms of animals, hungry ghosts, and the hells are considered relatively miserable because living beings there suffer. You are reborn into these different realms, according to how you lived your last life. If you performed a lot of good deeds in your last life, you’ll be reborn into one of the relatively happy states, but if you were unwholesome in
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