Taking a Look at Buddhism

663 WordsFeb 26, 20183 Pages
While studying the World religion textbook one of our chapter assigned was about Buddhism. I found the chapter very intriguing, since I am Christian that has not had much religion experiences outside of Christianity. The Buddhism chapter was very refreshing to read. I was captivated by the culture that I had to know more about it. That is why I decided to write about early Buddhism origins and practices in India. The word Buddhism represents “to awaken”. It emanates from two thousand five hundred years ago when Siddhartha Gautama, aka the Buddha was enlightened by the age of thirty-five. Siddhartha Gautama was born into a royal family in Lumbini in five hundred sixty-three BC. When he was twenty-nine he realized that wealth and luxury did not guarantee happiness, he explored different teachings that could lead him to happiness and others. That’s was when Buddhism was created. Buddhism has become more than just a religion it’s basically a standard way of living that instills a philosophy which means love of wisdom. The Buddhist people like to live very moral lives; they become more mindful and aware of thoughts and actions, which develop into wisdom and understanding for themselves and others. Their purpose in life is to clear up apparent unfairness and inequality around the world, and provide a code of practices or ways of life that leads to true happiness. The religion gives many answers to the problems in modern materialistic societies; it also provides a deep
Open Document