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Title: Buddhism


1
Buddhism
  • The middle way of wisdom and compassion

2
  • AGE of RELGION
  • 2500 years old
  • Began around 500 B.C.

3
Where was Buddhism founded?
  • Began in India, spread throughout Asia

4
MONO or POLY?
  • Like Hinduism, this is confusing.
  • Buddhism is technically NON-theistic (no worship
    of gods)
  • They do believe in gods and Titans, but they
    dont worship them
  • Buddha is not a god, only a teacher

5
Basic Beliefs
  • Like Hindus, Buddhists believe in
  • Reincarnation belief that the soul is reborn
    into another body after death
  • Karma good and bad deeds done in ones life.
    Believed to affect your next life.

6
What did the Buddha teach?
  • The Four Noble Truths
  • to give up greed/selfishness and greedy desires
  • To live is to suffer
  • The cause of suffering is selfishness
  • The solution is to eliminate selfishness thus
    achieving Nirvana
  • The way to Nirvana is through the Eight-Fold
    Path

7
NIRVANA
  1. Nirvana is a peaceful state of mind
  2. Achieving Nirvana means escape from the cycle of
    rebirth
  3. Reached by following the Middle Way

8
Nirvana
Samsara
9
What is the Eight-Fold Path?Eight Fold Path
8rules to follow
  • Wisdom
  • Right understanding
  • Right motivation
  • Moral discipline
  • Right speech
  • Right action
  • Right livelihood
  • Mental discipline
  • Right effort
  • Right mindfulness
  • Right meditation

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What are some Buddhist texts?
  • Tripitaka earliest collection of Buddhist
    teachings
  • Vinaya (discipline) rules for monastic life
  • Sutta (discourse) sermons of the Buddha
  • Abhidhamma (metaphysical teachings)

12
Holy Places
  • BODH GAYA, INDIA
  • Birthplace of Buddhism.
  • This where Buddha reached Nirvana and became
    enlightened

13
FOUNDER
  • Buddha The Enlightened One
  • Also know as Siddhartha Gautama

14
Who was the Buddha?
  • Born Siddhartha Gautama of noble caste in
    India, 563 B.C.E.
  • Raised in great luxury to be a king
  • Empathy for the suffering of others at age 29
    rejected the life of luxury to seek enlightenment
    and the solution to suffering

15
The Spread of Buddhism
  • Within two centuries after the Buddha died,
    Buddhism began to spread north and east into Asia
  • By 13th century Buddhism had disappeared from
    India

16
Countries where Buddhism is a major religion
  • India, China, Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, many
    other Asian countries

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