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Title: Buddhism


1
Buddhism
  • The Basics

2
Different Sects of Buddhism
  • CLASSICAL
  • One of the Four major World Religions
  • ZEN
  • NICHIREN SHOSHU

3
Buddhism
  • As of 2000, the worldwide estimate for followers
    of the Buddha stood at more than 250,000,000
  • Buddhism, one a religion of the East, has become
    a popular faith in the West
  • American Celebrity Converts to Buddhism include
  • Joan Baez
  • Tina Turner
  • Richard Gere
  • Larry Hagman
  • Harrison Ford

4
Why is Buddhism growing in the West?
  • People are pursuing Eastern Religions in the
    United States because their message has been
    DRESSED UP to meet our cultural needs they are
    responding to it because there is a deep
    awareness of a need for spiritual reality
    (Walter, Martin, Zen Buddhism, Hare Krishna, and
    Meher Baba Santa Ana, Calif One Way Libraries,
    1976, cassette tape, side 1.)

5
Understanding Terms
  • Buddhism a religion, originated in NEPAL/INDIA
    by Buddha (Gautama) and later spreading to China,
    Burma, Japan, Tibet, and parts of southeast Asia,
    holding that life is full of suffering caused by
    desire and that the way to end this suffering is
    through enlightenment that enables one to halt
    the endless sequence of births and deaths to
    which one is otherwise subject.
  • CASTE SYSTEM - a social structure in which
    classes are determined by heredity 

6
Understanding Terms
  • ARYANS a member or descendant of the
    prehistoric people who spoke Indo-European.
  • Indo-Iranians, Indo-European peoples who
    inhabited parts of what are now Iran,
    Afghanistan, and India.
  • HINDUISM - the common religion of India, based
    upon the religion of the original Aryan settlers
    as expounded and evolved in the Vedas, the
    Upanishads, the Bhagavad-Gita, etc., having an
    extremely diversified character with many schools
    of philosophy and theology, many popular cults,
    and a large pantheon symbolizing the many
    attributes of a single god. Buddhism and Jainism
    are outside the Hindu tradition but are regarded
    as related religions.

7
Classical Buddhism - History
  • 2,500 years ago, Hinduism reigned supreme in
    India, the people were subject to and enslaved by
    it
  • J. Isamu Yamamoto explains the India History
  • Over three thousand years ago the Aryans
    (powerful group of Indo-European-speaking people)
    conquered the Indus Valley, the Aryans instituted
    Brahmanism (developed into Hinduism) and the
    caste system in the Indian culture, which enabled
    the invaders to maintain the purity of the Aryan
    race and establish themselves as spiritual and
    social masters over the native Indians (J. Isamu
    Yamamoto, The Buddha, Christian Research
    Journal Spring/Summer 1994) 11.)

8
The Hindu Caste System
  1. The Brahmins The PRIESTLY Scholarly
  2. The Kshatriyas The WARRIOR-SOLDIER
  3. The Vaishyas the AGRICULTURAL AND MERCHANT
  4. The Sudras The PEASANT AND SERVANT
  5. Harijan The Outcast or UNTOUCHABLES

9
  • As the vast majority of the people were
    illiterate and indescribably poor, the gap
    widened between the few literates and the host of
    illiterates, between the few princes and rulers
    and their millions of subjects, between the few
    privileged of high caste and the great
    unprivileged population that belonged to the
    lower castes and outcastes. This gap grew wider
    and wider. And from the hopelessness among the
    many arose despair.

10
Buddhism - Origin
  • There seemed no escape from the Oppression of an
    endless succession of painful lives before one
    could be freed to merge for eternity with the
    World-Soul
  • This state is know as NIRVANA.
  • The Definition of Nirvana is - FREEDOM from the
    endless cycle of personal reincarnations, with
    their consequent suffering, as a result of the
    extinction of individual passion, hatred, and
    delusion

11
Buddhism - Origin
  • To obtain Nirvana, one must Take the EIGHT-FOLD
    PATH
  • The RIGHT knowledge, intentions, speech,
    conduct, livelihood, right effort, mindfulness,
    and meditation.
  • 490-410 B.C., a son of a minor Raja (KING) was
    born, his philosophy of life would impact the
    world for centuries
  • Gautama Siddhartha Buddha, the founder of the
    Buddhist Religion, was the son of SUDDHODANA, the
    Chieftain reigning over a district near the
    Himalayas in what is known today as the country
    of Nepal.

12
Buddha CHALLENGE!!!!
  • Divide into Two Teams
  • Pick a Speaker/Team Leader
  • Round 1 1 POINT - Teams will answer 5
    multiple-choice questions
  • Round 2 2 POINTS - Teams will answer 5 fast
    questions (first one to buzz in/raise hand with
    get the opportunity to answer first)
  • Round 3 5 POINTS Teams will answer one loaded
    question if you get it Right you WIN!

13
Who is the Key Person/Founder of Buddhism?
  1. Gautama Bengali Buddha
  2. Siddhartha Gautama Buddha
  3. Suddhodana Gautama Buddha
  4. L. Ron Hubbard

14
What are the Key writings of Buddhism?
  1. The Mahavastu The Great Story
  2. The Jataka Tales 550 Stories of the former
    lives of the Buddha
  3. Triptaka Three Baskets
  4. Tantra Recorded in Tibetan Buddhism
  5. All of the Above

15
What does Buddha mean?
  1. The Great One
  2. The Fast one
  3. The Fat one
  4. The Enlightened one
  5. The Peaceful one

16
Buddhism hold THE Deity (God) as
  1. Jesus Christ
  2. Moses
  3. There is no God
  4. Themselves

17
Who is Jesus in Buddhism?
  1. Historically, Jesus is not part of their Religion
  2. In the Asian Countries, Jesus is held as an
    Avatar (the incarnation of a god).
  3. In The West, Jesus is held as en Enlightened
    Teacher.
  4. All of the above

18
ROUND 2
  • Be Ready
  • Be Fast on 10 Seconds to Answer each question
  • Be Smart
  • Each Correct Answer receives 2 Points, each steal
    receives 1 point
  • No Correct answer, no points

19
Who is the Holy Spirit in Buddhism?
  • Jesus
  • Moses
  • Buddha
  • Rick Bonifield
  • Sun
  • No Holy Spirit
  • Veda
  • Mishna
  • Caliphate
  • A Statue

20
Which Path leads to Salvation in Buddhism?
  • The Only Path
  • The Way, the Truth, the Life
  • No one comes to the Father except through Christ
  • The Sunny Path
  • The Eightfold Path
  • The Snowy path
  • The Great Path
  • The Dark Path

21
How are Humans Saved in Buddhism?
  • Baptism
  • Immersion
  • Believing
  • Praying
  • Meditating
  • Nirvana
  • Church
  • Playing in a Rock band

22
What Happens After Death?
  • Nothing
  • Heaven
  • Hell
  • Reincarnation
  • Reincarnation into another Person
  • Nothing and then Something
  • Spiritual suffering
  • Punishment
  • blessings

23
Where was Buddhism Founded?
  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • Afghanistan
  • Nepal
  • Iran
  • Russia
  • England
  • No Where

24
Round 3 FINAL QUESTION!!!
  • Name the Eight Characteristics of the Eightfold
    Path
  • The RIGHT knowledge, intentions, speech,
    conduct, livelihood, right effort, mindfulness,
    and meditation.
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