Theravada Buddhism

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Theravada Buddhism
Angela Dodd
REL/133
03/14/2016
Melissa Singer

Theravada Buddhism
Buddhism is one of the oldest and most influential religions in the world. It has had a great impact on an array of societies in eastern cultures. Buddhism began in India from the experience of one person originally named Siddhartha, who later became known as Buddha. It can be said that religion can help people to grasp and understand reality better. It can give inspiration to people and bring them together as one. Buddhism is one of the many religions today that can be said to have influenced many people.
What is Buddhism?
Buddhism is a path of practice and spiritual development leading to Insight into the true nature of reality. Buddhists practice what
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Each level of happiness has its rewards, and Buddhism is the serious pursuit of happiness. Buddha claimed that the awakening he discovered is accessible to anyone who is willing to put forth the effort and commitment required to pursue the Noble Eightfold Path to its end. It is up to each one of us to individually put that claim to the test to try to reach Nirvana.
Conclusion
While every religion deals with suffering in some way, Buddhism offers a way to end that suffering and show one a path to eternal happiness. What other religion out there does this? Even though there isn't a God for Buddhism, it doesn't make it any less of a religion, and while it originated many years ago, it is still widely practiced today. While Theravada Buddhism may not be the most practiced form of this religion, but it is still the original form of Buddhism to date.

References
What is Theravada Buddhism? (2005). Retrieved from
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