Buddhism, Buddhism And The Buddha Essay

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Come learn about the astonishing religion, Buddhism. This religion was founded in the sixth century B.C.E. in North India. Siddhartha Gautama is the founder of Buddhism and is the Buddha or enlightened one. His history was that he was a Hindu prince. He had given up his money and place to seek to understand the meaning of life. His dad had given Siddhartha every luxury and sheltered him. Until Gautama was 29, he had not seen disease, lack of money, and the end of life. Six years later, Siddhartha ate no food and meditated under a fig tree till he found the meaning of life. Eventually, he began to teach what he mastered and was called the Buddha. Today, Buddhists show many ways of how they respect and value Buddha and his teachings.

Some of Buddha’s teaching was split into three sections. The three sections are the Four Noble Truths, Noble Eightfold Path, and Three Signs of Being. What are the Four Noble Truths? The Four Noble Truths says that suffering exists, there is a cause for suffering, There is an end to suffering, and in order to end suffering, you must follow the Noble Eightfold Path. The first truth is that life is suffering.Suffering is created from desire is the second truth. The third truth is that if we stop desiring, we can be able to support others. This is called nirvana.The last truth is that the Noble Eightfold Path can guide us to finish suffering.

The second section of Buddha’s teaching is the Noble Eightfold Path. The Noble Eightfold Path required…

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