Siddhartha Gautama Religion

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Siddhartha Gautama, who originally grew up in a Hindu family, took an interest in finding the cause of all suffering and propagated a new religion known today as Buddhism. This religion is most practiced in China, Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Buddhists celebrate four main holidays and partake in many teachings and rituals that help one become self-aware of their own actions and behaviors. Siddhartha Gautama became the Buddha and began to search the world for an end to all suffering. The Buddha, also referred to as the Enlightened One, took no interest in worshiping a God, the nature of the world, or an afterlife, but instead focused on the four noble truths and creating a life that leads to the Eightfold Path. The ultimate goal in Buddhism …show more content…
This is the Creed to Buddhism. The First Noble Truth is “dukkha” which means life is suffering. The Buddha realized that everyone obtains sorrow and pain, but did not believe that’s how we should go about living our lives. The physical aspects of suffering include birth, old age, sickness, and death. The mental aspects of suffering include separation from friends and family, and frustration of not getting what we want. The Buddha understood that there was dissatisfaction in life, and that eventually we grow old and become ill. He found that all of humanity is intertwined in …show more content…
I have learned lots about it, and consider it to be very interesting and powerful. The religion has 300 million people around the world, and was founded 2,500 years ago by Siddhartha Gautama. He called himself “The Buddha,” and found enlightenment when he was thirty-five years old. I have come to realization that Buddhism is far more than a religion; it can be a way of life to some. A Buddhist will learn to live a moral life, find humbleness and wisdom, and find his/her way to enlightenment. Buddhism can lead to true happiness as well, because the Buddha made a point to end all suffering. I have found that this religion can also be very therapedic by meditation. The Buddha meditated for forty-nine days and eventually found enlightenment. The Buddha did not claim himself to be the God of Buddhism, and there was not God. His goals were to teach others about his findings and lead them to the right path just as he did himself. His teachings include The Four Noble Truths, and The Eightfold Path. The Four Noble Truths is an influential guide to the ceasing of all suffering. The Eightfold Path is what a Buddhist comes to find during enlightenment. It includes how to live with good morals, thoughts, and actions. The Buddha lived a long and influential life full of enlightenment and great knowledge. After many years of educating people about his findings, he peacefully died at the age of eighty.

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