"Gautama Buddha" Essays and Research Papers

Gautama Buddha

Buddhism that is celebrated widely by many different countries including Thailand, China, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. The ritual Parinirvana celebrates Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death for both individuals and the greater Buddhist community. Buddha is celebrated in a variety of different ways from one country to another but has around 376 million adherents with identical significance of celebrating Buddha’s universal peace message and guideline to mankind which is the belief that peace can...

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Buddha “The Enlightened” or “Awakened One” Siddhartha Gautama, or better know as Buddha, was born a Prince to King of the Shakyas tribe in 600 BCE in Nepal (formerly Northern India). Siddhartha’s mother died seven days after giving birth, but it was prophesized that her son would become a great King, military leader or spiritual leader. After his wife’s death the King built their son his own palace to shelter him from, not only religion, but the hardships and miseries of the world. Before...

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Gautama Buddha and Siddhartha Study Guide

According to Siddhartha, what can one learn? Explain this. A- According to him, one can learn whatever they wish to achieve enlightenment. 7. Who is Gotama? What does the author think of him? A- Gotama is Buddha or the Illustrious One that Govinda goes to learn from. 8. What does Siddhartha do with the oldest Samana? What does that feat show? A- Siddhartha wishes permission to leave to hear the teachings of another and the oldest...

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Siddhartha Gautama and the Impact of Buddhism

 Buddhism is one of the oldest and greatest religions of our world. It originated in the life and teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, an Indian Prince. Although he taught primarily in southeastern India, it spread to Central Asia, Southeast Asia, China, Korea, Japan, and eventually the rest of the world. Its teachings stress achieving enlightenment and escaping the cycle of life, death, and rebirth, which generate suffering. After his Awakening, or epiphany, he discovered the Four Noble Truths...

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"Little Buddha" - A Summary and Review

Summary:Little Buddha starts with a Buddhist monk, Lama Norbu, going to Seattle in search of Jesse Conrad, a boy who Lama Norbu believes may be the reincarnation of Lama Norbus old teacher, Lama Dorje. Lama Norbu and his fellow monks find Jesse and his family, and after an awkward first meeting gives Jesse a book called Little Buddha, which is read to him over the course of the movie to teach him the history and basic points of Buddhism. We get to watch what is being read to Jesse, so there is a...

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Buddha & Siddhartha

Siddhartha Gautama: -Founder of Buddhism - Lived 566 (?) - 480 (?) B.C.E. - Son of Indian warrior/king -Privileged but bored - Wandered in search of understanding Suffering: - Lay at the end of all existence - Based on interaction with an old man, an ill man, a corpse and an ascetic (hermit) - Renounced princely title - Deprived himself of worldly possessions Mediation: - Understood how to be free from suffering and achieve salvation. - Became known as Buddha- "Enlightened...

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Siddhartha Gautama- The Founder of Buddhism

Siddhartha Gautama Though the term “Buddha” is often used to describe one who has reached Enlightenment, it is more often used to describe the historical founder of Buddhism, Siddhartha Gautama. While his teachings have been extensively studied and are known all over the world, little is still known about the teacher. “Accurately reconstructing the precise details of the Buddha’s life and teaching has proven difficult. The first biographies of his life did not appear until centuries after his death...

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Little Buddha

3, 2014 A 90’s film entitled "Little Buddha" starring Keanu Reeves is hardly something that would get me excited. The first time I watched the movie I couldn't even stay awake to pay attention. But upon downloading the film and watching it on my own time, I was surprisingly interested and entertained by it. That being said, it’s still not one of my favorite movies, but at least I understand the essence of the movie. What I liked most about Little Buddha is that even without romance, violence...

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Gautam Buddha

National Hero’s Of Nepal SUYESH JOSHI CLASS 5 SECTION A Gautam Buddha [pic] He was born in the year of 563 BC .He was born in lumbini. His father name was Sudhodhana and his mother name was Mayadevi. Siddhartha was the family name. As the boy reached the age of 16, his father arranged his marriage to Yaśodharā...

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Teachings of the Buddha

Teachings of the Buddha Summary and Reaction The book “Teachings of the Buddha” edited by Jack Kornfield is a collection of many stories drawn from popular sources of Indian, Tibetan, Chinese, and Japanese literature. Its short writings, poems, and drawings captured the essence of Buddhism, and helped Buddhists learn more about the path to Enlightenment. I have carefully chosen several of these short versus from the book, which I thought reflected the teachings nicely, and also intrigued me as...

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Dhammapada: The Sayings of the Buddha

The Dhammapada is a Pali version of one of the most popular text of the Buddhist canon. The Dhammapada, or "sayings of the Buddha", is a collection of 423 verses that tell about the ideals and teachings of the Buddha. When taken together, these verses provide a structured form of teaching within the Buddhist religion. These verses are a kind of guiding voice to the path of true enlightenment. The Dhammapada is a religious work that is meant to provide a certain set of religious and ethical...

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Buddha vs Socrates

Philosophy and Common Sense As famous historic figures, Buddha and Socrates may be known as the smartest men on earth. They have set the standards in understanding religion and common sense. Both were respected leaders who many like to think started a revolution. Writings based upon their lives used to be and still are considered the basis of life to some people. As different as they are on the outside, they could be exactly the same from the inside. In Plato’s writing, Apology, Socrates defends...

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Allen Parrish Siddhartha and Gotama; Two men, One Path “The Buddha said that it didn’t matter what a person’s status in the world was, or what their background or wealth or nationality might be.  All were capable of enlightenment.” (Boeree) In Herman Hesse's Siddhartha, Hesse splits Siddhartha Gautama (the founder of Buddhism) into two major characters in his novel, Siddhartha and Gotama Buddha. Hesse develops these characters to mirror Siddhartha Gautama's journey to enlightenment and his...

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Buddhism and Jainism

Ultimately, the Buddha abandoned reliance upon these methods on his discovery of a middle way. In Jainism, there exists a non-extreme pathway for Sravaka laypersons with minor vows. Some Buddhist teachings, principles, and terms used in Buddhism are identical to those of Jainism, but they may hold different or variant meanings for each. Although both Buddhists and Jain had orders of nuns, Buddhist Pali texts record the Buddha saying that a woman has the ability to obtain Nirvana in the Buddha Dhamma and...

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What Are the Beliefs and Values of Buddhism

What are the beliefs and values of Buddhism? Buddhists follow the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama who is known as the Buddha, meaning the enlightened one. Buddhism originated in northern India and is the fourth largest religion of the world. However, Buddhism is more a philosophy or way of life other than a religion because unlike so many other religious traditions, Buddhism is founded on the teaching of a human being and not a god. Philosophy means love of wisdom and the Buddhist’s believe...

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"Siddhartha" is one of the names of the historical Gautama, and the life of Hesse's character resembles that of his historical counterpart to some extent. Siddhartha is by no means a fictional life of Buddha, but it does contain numerous references to Buddha's philosophies and his teachings. Although Hesse's Siddhartha is not intended to portray the life of Gautama the Buddha but he used the name and many other attributed to reflect the legendary atmosphere and the pattern of his heroes transformation...

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Gautama Buddha

enlightenment. Gaumata was meditating for a long time when finally while he was sitting under a Bo tree he had attained the enlightenment he was looking for. It is for this reason he got the name Buddha, meaning the enlightened one. Buddha became a traveling teacher and taught everyone his discovery. Buddha did not write any of his lessons down. He taught about the Four Noble Truths, (1) life is suffering, (2) all suffering is caused by ignorance, (3) Ending ignorance will end suffering, and (4) The...

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Paths of Budda and Gandhi

Budda and Gandhi Siddhartha Gautama was a devoted spiritual teacher and is considered as the founder of the Buddhism faith. Within the Buddhist faith, Siddhartha Gautama is the Supreme “Buddha” meaning “awakened one" or "the enlightened one" and is often considered within the religion of Hinduism as a deity. Historians are not sure of the exact years of his birth and death. For the most part, it is believed that he lived around 563 BCE to 483 BCE, while other historians think his passing...

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A Buddhists Worldview

Siddartha Gautama. Siddartha Gautama was a prince and was born in northeastern India around 560 B.C. (Caner, 2008) Gautama fasted underneath a fig tree and meditated for seven days. After mediating and after no eating or drinking, Gautama reached a state of Nirvana. The fig tree was renamed as the Bodhi tree (tree of wisdom) and Siddartha Gautama renamed himself as Buddha (Enlightened One). The “Buddha” shared his teachings of the “four noble truths” (Caner, 2008). These teachings from Buddha lack...

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What Is the Relationship of the Four Noble Truths to the Eightfold Path?

What is the relationship of the Four Noble truths to the Eightfold path? The heart of Buddhist teaching is found in the Four Noble Truths. These truths are what Siddhartha Gautama became enlightened about when he became the "buddha" or "enlightened one." These truths are shared by all the different groups, schools of thought and divisions within Buddhism. The Four Noble Truths are: 1. the truth of suffering - life involves suffering or dissatisfaction. Even the most privileged lives involve suffering...

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Rise of Reformist Religion

Introduction Life of the Buddha Teachings of Buddha Development & propagation of Buddhist traditions Jainism- An Introduction Life of Mahavira Nine fundamentals or Tattva Development & propagation of Jainism Difference Between Buddhism And Jainism Similarities between Buddhism And Jainism Bibliography 3 Buddhism- An Introduction  Buddhism is a religion based on teachings attributed to Siddhartha Gautama, who is commonly known as the Buddha meaning "the awakened one“.  Buddha lived and taught in...

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Biography of a spiritual journey

Siddhartha’s Quest For Enlightenment Rational The journey of Prince Siddhartha Gautama of the Sakhyan Empire, which covered most of Northern India and also parts of neighboring countries such as Nepal, is brought forward through this report. This quest like most conventional quests or journeys is about the path to a place unknown to mankind. Only this journey was to discover the path to freedom. Physically man’s freedom is limited to this world. After death when his life ends so does his freedom...

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Comparison and Contrasts of Buddhism and Taoism

Eastern religions arose that attempted to discern the causes of human suffering and the steps needed to end it. These two, Buddhism and Taoism, originated from two very different places yet are incredibly similar. Siddhartha Gautama, an Indian prince who became the enlightened Buddha, is recognized as the founder of Buddhism; Taoism has no recognized founder but was instead developed by many great teachers, the most important being Lao-tse, a Chinese philosopher who is credited with the development of...

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celebrated by Buddhists all over the world. Buddhists commemorate the important events that took place in the life of Lord Buddha on this Vesak Full Moon Poya Day. First comes the birth of Siddhartha Gautama in Lumbini in Nepal which took place under the arbor of Sat trees where queen Mahamaya gave birth to him. The second event was Siddharta Gautam's supreme attainment as the Buddha, the Enlightened One. The third event was Lord Buddha's Parinibbana over 2500 years ago at Kusinagar. Apart from Sri...

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REL 133 Zen Buddhism

present the history of Buddhism and the life of the man known as Buddha. Then, the fundamental teachings of Buddhism will be discussed. Finally, the unique aspects of Zen Buddhism will be examined. History of Buddhism and Life of Buddha Although the truths are ultimately unknown, Michael Molloy, in Experiencing the World’s Religions (2013), presented the details of the life of Siddhartha Gautama, the man who would come to be known as Buddha. Around 500 B.C.E., Siddhartha was born to a prince of the Shakya...

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Buddhism and the Four Principle Beliefs

about 365 million followers makes up 6% of the world's population and is the fourth largest religion in the world (exceeded by Christianity, Islam and Hinduism). Buddhism was founded in Northern India in the sixth century BCE by the first Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama when he attained enlightenment. Buddhism is made up three main forms. They are Theravada Buddhism found mainly in Thailand, Burma, Cambodia and Laos, Mahayana Buddhism which is largely found in China, Japan, Korea, Tibet and Mongolia and...

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Learning about the Buddha's Life is not important in Buddhism

Learning about Buddha’s Life is not Important in Buddhism Buddhism is a religion that encompasses a variety of traditions, practicing teachings largely based on those of Siddhartha Gautama, commonly known as the Buddha, meaning ‘the awakened one’. The Buddha lived and taught in the eastern part of India between 6th and 4th centuries BCE. His journey to enlightenment has inspired 300 million people to follow his way of life, thus some Buddhists believe that it is a prerequisite to learn about...

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A Study of Buddhism

developed into two formations of scripture which are: Tripitaka, meaning the passing down of knowledge down by the council of monks) and The Sutras, meaning the passing down by the Mahayana School). Siddharta Guatama In about 580 BCE, Siddhartha Gautama was born into a wealthy family in Nepal, in the village of Lumbini. Growing up, the boy was only presented with the positives of life, never knowing any type of negatives such as death, illness, sadness, poverty, etc. However, after he had a child...

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Buddha's contributions to the world of philosophy

is practiced by most Indian communities, is named after Gautama Buddha. He was a religious teacher, and his work began in the north of India. The dates for his birth and death have been subject to discussion as they are not certain. Different researchers have indicated different dates, but they all range at around the mid BCE. Information that concerns and illustrates the life of Buddha is mainly contained in his writings and texts. The Buddha had monks who were his followers, and during his life he...

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Topic:Buddhism General Purpose: To provide new information or new perspective Specific Purpose:To inform my audience some of the philosophy of Buddhism. Thesis Statement:Buddhism is based on the Four Noble Truths that were taught by the Buddha and are ideas that can be applied to a person’s life, no matter what their religion may be. I. Introduction: A. Attention Getter: I will tell you a brief story about “The Thief and the Master”. One evening, Zen master Shichiri Kojun was...

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• Siddhartha Gautama, more commonly known as Buddha. • Focusses on personal spiritual development • They believe in no personal god • Four Noble Truths: The truth of suffering The truth of origin of suffering The truth of cessation of suffering The truth of the path to the cessation of suffering • (First) Dukkha - Suffering like old age, sickness and death. Life frequently fails to live up to our expectations • (Second) Samudaya - Causes of suffering = Greed and desire...

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Religious Field Research

Professor Joe Flowers REL 212 - World Religions August 24, 2011 Report on Religious Field Research Buddhism is one of the most popular religions in the world. It can be traced back to 563 B.C.E. with the birth of Siddhartha Gautama. He is more commonly known as the Buddha, meaning the “Awakened One”. Buddhism spread quickly throughout Asia and other regions of the world but it remained virtually unknown in the West until the last fifty years. The teachings and practices of Buddhism were spread...

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tradition, more so a philosophy, which branched from Hinduism. The ‘Buddha’, from which Buddhism derived its name, was a man named Siddhartha Gautama, who abandoned anything associated with worldly desires in pursuit of freedom from suffering. He led a harsh life of meditation, study and simplicity, and his experiences are what shaped Buddhism. Buddhism is a religion centralising around peace, and strongly based on the preaching of the Buddha – although, anybody can become a Buddhist by following the Noble...

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Buddhism Yr11 SOR Notes

Brahmins. Puja was performed at home or in the temple, and believed that good deeds leads to a greater rebirth (Karma) o Multiple schools of philosophy were people argued the nature of existence.  The Buddha (Examine principal events and explain him as a role model) o Siddhartha Gautama was born around 560 BCE to Mahamaya and Suddhodana. o Scholars and priests predicted that he would become a powerful ruler or a religious leader. His father assumed that he would be a ruler. o Siddhartha became...

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Buddhism and Silk Road

Gautama Buddha and Buddhism Siddhartha Gautama is famously known as Gautama Buddha and was a sage who found the idea of Buddhism. The Buddha was known to possess supernatural powers and abilities. He was born in the holy land of Nepal and his journey of an ideal human started in India. Gautama Buddha began his ascetic life and discovered Buddhism and since then Buddhism has been popular throughout many civilizations and is one of the most ancient religions in the world, where people follow...

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Buddhism Essay

begin, the founder of Buddhism is Siddhartha Gautama. Siddhartha was born in 563 B.C. He was the prince of northern India. He was the son of King Suddhodana and Queen Maya. Siddhartha lived a very luxurious life and was pampered by his father. At age twenty nine, Siddhartha would finally be exposed to the outside world. While outside he saw the world from a different perspective. He would now be exposed to poverty, disease, and death. Gautama gave up his family and possessions to find a...

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Final Powerpoint

February 3, 2014 Rev Lewis E. Hoye INTRODUCTION Buddhism is one of the world’s oldest and most significant religions. It has spread through almost all of Asia, it had its beginnings in India and arose from one person. Siddhartha Gautama, became to be known as the Buddha, or the awakened One. A growing number of schools of philosophy taught new ways of thinking. THERAVADA BUDDHISM THE WAY OF THE ELDERS     Describe the significant moment’s The assigned traditions Include the unique practices...

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Although Buddhism has produced little mythology of its own, it has incorporated stories from mythologies of various groups that adopted the religion. Buddhist History and Teachings The roots of Buddhism can be traced to one man: Siddhartha Gautama, a prince from a small state in northern India. Although he was a historical figure, many of the stories about him are based on legend. This has made it difficult to distinguish between fact and fiction. Yet the basic elements of Siddhartha Gautama's...

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Explain the concept of Dukkha

is most often translated as suffering. In his first sermon in the Deer Park, Siddhartha Gautama tells us what dukkha means. “This is dukkha: birth is painful, aging is painful, sickness is painful, death is painful, encountering what is not dear is painful, separation from what is dear is painful, not getting what one wants is painful. This psycho-physical condition is painful”. This could suggest that Gautama is trying to say that everything is painful so everything is dukkha. The Buddha’s teachings...

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My World Religion Paper

tenth and eleventh centuries in the unlikeliest of places: the barren stretches of far western Tibet and re-established a purer form of Buddhism.” Prince Siddhartha Gautama, also known as Shakyamuni Buddha, the Awakened One, first taught the Dharma in the 6th century B.C. in India. Buddhism was brought to Tibet after the death of the Buddha by the Indian meditation mast Tilopa, Naropa the Tibetan translator Marpa, the Tibetan poet-saint Milarepa, and Gampopa, a monk and physician who began the Kagyu...

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Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism

What are the basic differences between Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism? The Theravada Buddhist believed that they practiced the original teachings of Buddhism as it was handed down to them by Buddha. Theravada Buddhism corresponds fairly exactly with the teachings of Buddha. Theravada Buddhism is based on the Four Noble Truths and the idea that all physical reality is a chain of causation. This includes the cycle of birth and rebirth. Through the practice of Eightfold Noble Path and the...

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Buddhism Paper

 Buddhism Deanna Hall REL 133 January 26, 2015  Isabelle Rucks Buddhism In this paper, there will be a summary of the history of Buddhism and the life of Buddha, the basic teachings of Buddhism, and what makes the Zen Buddhism special school of the Mahayana Buddhism, unique. The Chan school of Mahayana Buddhism was created in China in the 6th-century C.E. Allegedly it was spread from Japan in the 12th century C.E. There was an Indian Monk and scholar named Bodhidharma that has the acknowledgment...

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Philosophy. Buddhist Ethics.

Buddhist: the Problem of Suffering and Way to end Suffering Buddhism is a widespread Asian religion or philosophy, founded by Siddhartha Gautama in north-eastern India in the 5th century BC. The main question that Gautama Buddha (c.566 BC - c.480 BC), sought to answer was: "Why do pain and suffering exist?" Unlike any of the world’s religions, Buddhism locates suffering at the heart of the world. According to Buddhism, existence is suffering. The search for a spiritual path is born out of suffering...

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different sects with differing beliefs. For the purpose of this paper, I will inform you of the basic beliefs that Buddhism was founded. Buddhism revolves around one certain man popularly known as The Buddha. The legend of Buddha is about the son of an Indian war king named Siddhartha Gautama who lived from approximately 566 B.C. to 480 B.C. Siddhartha, having become tired of his extravagant and monetary life style, renounced his royalty and became a monk at the age of twenty-nine. As a monk,...

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September 26, 2012 Rachelle Brown Buddhism Buddhism is different from many religions, they do not believe in a god. Buddhism was founded by Siddhartha Gautama he was also known as the Buddha. Buddha was believed to found the path to enlightenment. Buddhist believed that Buddha saw the truth on how the world really was. Buddhist also believes that Buddha was not a god he was a regular person just like them and he found enlightenment and through his teachings they will find it to. There are different...

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naa thiam lo

EFFECT OF THE TEACHING IN JAINISM AND BUDDHISM IN THE ANCIENT INDIAN Of all the religious preachers of the 6th centuries BC, Gautama Buddha is the best known; His religion had a more popular social base. gautama also known as Siddhartha, was born in 586 BC in the khashtria tribe of the Shakyas headed by his father Suddhodhana, his father was Mahamaya, Gautama recieve the usual khashtria training in the art of warfare. He married yasodhara, and be got a son named Rahula. But smitten by the...

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AP World History Compare and Contrast: The Spread of Christianity and Buddhism in the End of the Classical Period.

contemporaneously in during the Classical Period different territories. Both of them share some similarities as well as differences. Both of these religions were founded based upon different principles taught by different people; in Buddhism’s case Gautama Buddha a thinker and in Christianity’s it is Jesus Christ who is a prophet. These two universal doctrines spread in times of chaos, in which citizens of their own territories were looking forward to achieve salvation of any kind. Although alike these...

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Buddhism Artwork Along Silk Road

no different from others. Buddhism is based on the teachings of Gautama Buddha. It is impossible to discuss Buddhism without mentioning its impact on the development of Asian Artwork. As Buddhists traveled along the Silk Road they would leave their lessons behind in the shape of artwork for others to follow and worship the Buddha. Buddhist art followed believers as the dharma spread and adapted to new countries. The religion of Buddha spread quickly along the Silk Road and with the help of the artwork...

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Insight to Buddhism

known as Buddha. During Guatama’s meditation, he found that life was an endless cycle because of desire, thirst, and craving. Buddha taught that extreme indulgence and the way of asceticism should not be practiced, for you should seek to live in the middle way, a balance in life. Buddha was open to everyone to teach the Buddhist way, so that everyone could reach his or her own enlightenment. Buddha was not open to the Brahmin system that many Hindus follow or the sacrifice of any animal. Buddha has many...

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Ajanta Cave History

are of Buddhist origin; Gautama Buddha (600 B.C.) was against painting and Sculpture. He forbade image of himself. Also he was against the use of colorful clothes such as may excite desire he did not admit women to the order of nuns. He felt that all life was pain. The best way to attain salvation (Nirvana) was to suppress all for happiness. Why then did the monks paint pictures of the Buddha or monks images of him and potential Buddha's? After the death of the Buddha, many aboriginal and suppressed...

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Asceticism and Renunciation

Buddhist tradition as well. The religious roots of these practices can be traced to the time of Siddhartha Gautama, who is commonly regarded as the founder of Buddhism. In order to understand why renunciation became a central practice in Buddhism, it would be helpful to discourse upon the dialogue of the future Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama) and his father (Suddhodana). Once the future Buddha apprises his father of his intentions to go on a path of renunciation, his father discourages the idea by associating...

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Siddhartha, Path to Enlightenment

saw or heard of a single person achieving enlightenment. Feeling disillusioned with the teachings of others, Siddhartha decided to leave the Samanas, and seek out the venerable Buddha. Siddhartha seeks out the Buddha and hears his sermon, but he ultimately decides to seek his own path to enlightenment. In leaving the Buddha, Siddhartha begins to follow a Buddhist path. Siddhartha says, “But there is one thing that this clear, worthy instruction does not contain; it does not contain the secret of what...

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Buddism on the Caste System in India

named Siddhartha Gautama. He saw the suffering and despair of others one day and taught that they should be equal and live in harmony. As stated in The Buddha Dharma Education Association, Siddhartha sacrificed all his good fortune he had possessed and tried to feel what his other Indians felt and tried to comfort them with a new teaching and faith (Pilgrimage, 1). Furthermore, he did this for his own understanding and for all people. According to the chapter from, the Life of Buddha by G.P. Malalasekera...

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Buddhism Research Paper

Grace Greenspon Ms. Skalkottas English 3-4 CP October 13, 2011 Buddhism The main focus of Buddhism is that the faith centers on correct understanding of human nature and ultimate reality, The Buddha was also called the Enlightened One, he taught that the way to eliminate suffering begins with understanding the true nature of the world. He rejected speculation about such matters as God, the nature of the universe, and the afyterlife, urging his folloers to focus instead on the Four Noble...

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How Buddhism Has Changed

teachings of the Buddha. The term used in our book, The Foundations of Buddhism, defines it as the “non-canonical” sutras. This paper will hopefully give you an understanding of the teachings of the Buddha as well as see how the Theravada and the Mahayana teachings have similarities along with some differences. Buddhism, one of the major religions of the world, was founded by Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, who lived in northern India from 560 to 480 B.C. The time of the Buddha was one of social...

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Religious Belief Systems of Hinduism, Daoism, and Buddhism

a five-thousand-word scripture. Buddhism began with Gautama Siddhartha, known as Buddha. Buddha was born into a princely Hindu family. Buddha began to realize that the lives of most people were far from pleasant. He discovery the three truths of existence, sickness, old age, and death. Then at twenty nine he renounced his wealth and took up enlightenment. Buddha followed the way of Hindu ascetic , but after six years...

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2012 Comparative Religions Mrs. Zents Reviewing Buddhism The Four Noble Truths for the basis of Buddhist beliefs. Explain the Four Noble Truths and show how they were illustrated by specific events in the life of Siddhartha Gautama otherwise known as the Buddha. The Four Noble Truths are a linked chain of truths about life, the first chain being suffering does exist, the second being it has a cause, the third being that it has an end, and the fourth chain being that there is a way to attain...

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Hinduism and Buddhism

contributions of a great many religious leaders. Buddhism, on the other hand, developed its equally complex belief and ritual system much later than Hinduism under its founder, Siddhartha Gautama (565-483 BC), who is otherwise known as the Buddha or Enlightened One. Both these religions originated in India. Siddhartha Gautama was a Hindu who found elements of the Hindu theology lacking and after years of searching for truth created the religion now known as Buddhism. Because of these basic similarities...

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The Goals of Hinduism and Buddhism

established around 1500 B.C. but one person never founded Hinduism, as it evolved over a long period of time. Buddhism on the other hand has a definite founder, Siddhartha Gautama who is otherwise known as the Buddha or Enlightened One who lived from 565 to 483 B.C. Both these religions originated in India. Siddhartha Gautama was a Hindu who found Hindu theology lacking and after years of searching for truth created a religion now known as Buddhism. Because of these basic similarities, the two religions...

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Sarah Hutchinson AP World History Mrs. Rice 14 Jan. 2012 Spread of Buddhism and Its Appeal in China Buddhism is a well-known major religion in today’s society. It originated in India, after Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha), left his palace and finally achieved enlightenment. It reached China around the 1st century C.E and continued to spread throughout Asia. Buddhism was at its highest point after the fall of the Han dynasty in 220 C. E. The spread of Buddhism in China sparked several religious, ethical...

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