Informative Speech On Buddhism

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Attention getter: The Buddha once noted in Sutta Nipata, a Buddhist scripture, that “Speak only endearing speech, speech that is welcomed. Speech, when it brings no evil to others, is a pleasant thing.” This is one of the many teachings I follow from the Buddha, and this is the teaching I will be using today.
Credibility: The Buddhist necklace is usually depicted either with the Buddha or other Buddhist symbols. The Buddhist necklace, but more importantly the figure of Buddha, himself represents various ideas of the Buddhist culture. As a Buddhist, it is important to educate people about the origin of Buddhism.
Thesis: By being more familiarize with the Buddha, you will have a greater appreciation of the Buddhist culture.
Signpost: I will begin by discussing the history of Buddhism and the Buddha. Then I will discuss about my artifact, the Buddhist necklace and my connection to it. Lastly I will inform you it’s cultural significance.
TS: The Buddha is an important figure in the Buddhist culture. To learn more about Buddhism also we have to learn about the Buddha also known as Siddhartha Gautama.

II. Main Point 1: Background of Culture
History: In 624 BC, Gautama was born as a royal prince. At the age 29, he abandoned his luxurious life and resided to the forest to live a spiritual life. He spent six years mediation and reflecting until he reached the highest state of enlightenment, Nirvana. From there he wanted other people to reach enlightenment, so he shared his

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