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  • Buddha Gautama Religion

    The original Buddha was a guy named Siddhartha Gautama. He is thought to have lived in the 6th century B.C. He was a prince of a region that is now Nepal. Since he was a prince he lived a life that was easy and was never in need. He lived a life completely secluded from the outside world and knew nothing about suffering. That is until he was about 29 years old and left home and saw what the world was like. He saw suffering, death, and poverty; after witnessing this he left his wife and newborn and all of his life of luxury to try and find a way to end all that he witnessed. He tried many other religions and teachers of them but never found anything that he was looking for. Then in a moment he realized the way to accomplish what he was searching for. A little girl offered him some rice and he took it. He realized that complete asceticism wasn’t the way to end suffering but actually the way to end suffering was in between asceticism and luxury. He called it the middle way. He reached enlightenment that night when he was 35. He found what he was looking for in just six years. He then began going around and preaching Dharma until he died. Basic teachings of Buddhism When it comes to Buddhist teachings there is quite a bit of information…

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  • Why Is Gautama Called The Buddha

    a while, so I apologize in advance Thank you Jacklyn Exploring World Religions Workbook Answers Unit 6: The Buddha, His Experience and His Backgrounds 1. Why Gautama is called the Buddha a. Read b. Siddhartha Gautama was born around 563 B.C. in India, he was the heir to a throne, and however at the age of twenty-nine he deserted it. His father, King Suddhodana, who was the leader of a large clan called the Shakya. His mother, Queen Maya, died shortly after his birth. Siddhartha was the…

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  • Ten Stages Of Buddhism: Siddhartha Gautama, The Buddha

    in everyday life. One of these interesting aspects was through Siddhartha Gautama, “the Buddha,” in which we need to look inward on ourselves to find true meaning. This aspect is shown in the ten stages of the zen oxherding pictures, which are shown below. To fully understand what is being depicted in these pictures, a small background of the Buddha needs to be known. The Buddha, whose real name is Siddhartha Gautama was born into a rich family that gave him everything to make him happy. His…

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  • Gautama Vs Buddha

    Compare the message and spirit behind the Sermon on the Mount with that of the Buddha’s first sermon, “Setting in Motion the Wheel of the Law” (source 16.) Which strike you as more pronounced, their differences or similarities? What do you conclude from your answer? In comparing the two messages, one would find that both are extremely similar. In both messages, the prophets are preaching a message and it is being conveyed to an audience about how to conduct one's self in order to reach either…

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  • Biography Of Siddhartha Gautama Becomes The Buddha

    Siddhartha Gautama was the founder of Buddhism. He was an Indian prince that was kept away from the outside world because his father feared that Siddhartha would not become the next great ruler. Eventually he got out of his isolation and saw the suffering of the people. Once he saw the pain of the people, he left his wife and family to live an ascetic life. (“Siddhartha Gautama Becomes the Buddha: c. 500 bce."). The Bhiksus were the monks that taught others the religion of Buddhism. They were a…

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  • Research Paper On Buddhism

    The Buddha was a man whose own efforts led him to enlightenment. The Buddhist religion is based on the life and teaching of the Indian sage Siddhartha Gautama, the Enlightened One. Buddhists believe that individuals can overcome the misery of the world and reach their own Buddha status by a process of mental and moral purification. “The term Buddha applies to every individual who attains this state [of enlighten]” (___ 66). Although Siddhartha Gautama is the man most commonly known and referred…

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  • The Four Noble Truths Of Buddhism

    achieving a state void of suffering, known as Nirvana. It was founded in India about 2,500 years ago by Siddhartha Gautama, a Nepali prince. Gautama lived a sheltered life, and was thus oblivious to the suffering around him. However, hardships were revealed to him when he encountered an elderly, frail man, a depressed man suffering from disease, and a family grieving the death of a loved one. Once Gautama was exposed to the poor conditions of living outside of his palace, he was inspired to…

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  • Siddhartha Gautama's Contribution Of Buddhism To The Asian Culture

    (Mahayana) in Nepal. Buddhism has been spread widely and been carried on through centuries and making great contributions to the Asian culture. Siddhartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism was born in 623 B.C.E. in Lumbini, Nepal. His father, Suddhodana Gautama was king that time and Siddharth was raised by his sister, because his mother, Mahamaya died when he was only seven years old. Before Siddharth borned, his mother was blessed by an elephant in her dream and she knew that her child is…

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  • Noble 8 Fold Path

    Through Buddha time of knowing thyself, he discovered way of revealing your morality and grace with the Noble 8 Fold Path. "Buddha." Buddha. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Nov. 2015. This article talk about the sixth century B.C and the past of meditation and enlightenment. How they matured spiritually and mentally through sacrifice and unconditional love. Buddhas travels and his death. Buddha 's experience and sacrificing wisdom lead to the start of The Noble 8 Fold Path. "The Buddha & Buddhism for Kids."…

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  • Similarities Between Buddhism And The Work Of Socrates And Plato

    that Siddhartha Gautama and Socrates, the unquestionably eminent diplomats of two philosophies socially adopted to be slightly distinct, are also especially related in concept. Regardless of the detail that the two philosophers were of different origin, existed in separate periods, led diverging lives, they seem to have in common their interest for the Universal Truth, and related beliefs. 1. What is your point of view? I believe Socrates and Plato are the most related to the Buddha in both,…

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