-Four Noble Truths Noble Eightfold Path
-The cycle of Saṃsāra
Buddhism in Thailand
Thailand is a stronghold of Buddhism. This religion first appeared in Thailand in the third century before Christ, making it a very old religion and well anchored in the Thais culture. According to Thailand’s constitution the king is obliged to be a Buddhist. Thailand is perhaps the only country in the world where the king is constitutionally stipulated to be a Buddhist and the upholder of the Faith. ‘The Land of Yellow Robes’ is a surname given to Thailand by many foreigners for yellow robes are what the Buddhists Monks wears and they are seen everywhere on the streets. In Thailand there is a special form of greeting which is the Wai. There is no shaking of hands, or things like that, in Thailand and the Wai is the way by which people greets each other. Buddhism impacts on Thailand in several different ways. First of all Buddhism makes it easier to communicate as mostly everyone shares the same culture and comes from the same background. Usually communication is done very calmly, even if something annoys one of the communicators, due to...