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Buddhism is a tradition that focuses on personal spiritual development. Buddhists strive for a deep insight into the true nature of life such as Ahinsa, Karma, and Dharma.
The eightfold path is a central concept in Buddhism. The eightfold path consists of right understanding, right thought, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right meditation. Buddhism teaches that desire causes all suffering in the world, and that the ei…
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Following are some of the differences we can see in the principles and practice of these two religions: Hinduism is not founded by any particular prophet. Buddhism was founded by the Buddha.Hinduism believes in the efficacy and supremacy of the Vedas. The Buddhist do not believe in the Vedas or for …
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Buddhism's Beginnings Buddhism began in Asia, around 1500 BC. It started in India, then spread to China, then to Thailand. Thailand is currently the most Buddhist country in the world, at 95% Buddhist. Modern Nepal's major religion is also Buddhism.
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Buddhism began in Asia.
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Lord buddha found buddhism.That's the starting point of buddhism. Siddharta Gautama, to be known as Buddha after his enlightenment, was unsatisfied with his luxurious life as a prince. Over four separate days, on a journey out with his charioteer, Channa, he experienced four sights: an old man, a si…
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The Buddhist Religion was founded by a man called Siddhartha Gautama.
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In a nut-shell, if we understand the causes of sufferings (envy, hate, covetousness, etc,) we can rectify it.. Answer Unconditional Love. They understand the person has made choices that are causing them pain and they really want to be restored to love & happiness. By loving them & focusing …
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Founder of Buddhism The word comes from 'budhi', 'to awaken'. It has its origins about 2,500 years ago when Siddhata Gotama, known as the Buddha, was himself awakened (enlightened) at the age of 35. Buddhism was founded by Goutama Buddha in the 5th Century BC in the eastern part of India.
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The Founder of Buddhism was the historical Buddha (which means the Fully Enlightened One), born in Nepal (year 623 B.C.) as Prince Siddhartha of the Sakya Kingdom. The natives of ancient Nepal were the Kirat people (Tamang, Sherpa, Rai, Gurung etc.), better known as the Gurkhas today. Prince Siddha…
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Prince Siddartha Gautama.
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Answer Buddhism can be found in every part of the world. There are many online forums and web sites where you can locate people in your area. Answer It originated in India. It later spread to China and other countries. Here is my idea. So far researcher believe that long ago Buddhism had s…
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Answer There is an Affirmation or Ordination Ceremony by a ordained monk. It's a form of personal religious confirmation in which the person publicly states his/her commitment to the Pure Land path and recognition of the working of Great Compassion in their lives. During the ceremony believers r…
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Buddhism was founded in approximately 460 B.C. It was founded by a prince named Siddhartha Gautama who was born in Kapilavastu in 480 B.C. He was isolated in luxury and kept ignorant by his father of pain and suffering. Against his father's wishes, Siddhartha left his kingdom and searched for the 4 …
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560 - 490 BCEHistorians have differing opinions on the precise date of the Buddha's birth but it was around the year 500BCE. He was born into a noble family in Lumbini, an area that today lies in the South of Nepal.
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Answer  Hinduism or Brahmanism as it was called during acient India.  Buddha introduced new ways to interpret some teachings in Hinduism. Such as the varna concept, sadhisha concept. Buddha was a social reformer, so he took the teachings which were there in India at that time (Hinduism) …
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Answer Buddhism does not have a particular leader as such. Some sects, such as the Gelugpa, recognize the Dalai Lama as the spiritual leader of their lineage. Sects can recognize certain individuals as reincarnations of significant people in the lineage and therefore show them the respect and a…
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The basic beliefs of Buddhism are the principles of rebirth and karma. There now follows a brief introduction to these topics taken from Geshe Kelsang's book, Eight Steps to Happiness:"The mind is neither physical, nor a by-product of purely physical processes, but a formless continuum that is a sep…
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Well, there once was a prince who's name was Siddhartha Gautama who lived inside his palace for his whole life until his was either 30 or higher. He never saw a dead person, never saw someone suffer. One day, he decided to travel outside to see what it was like. He saw an old man with no home, and h…
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Answer The following is an exerpt from the book "Mankind's Saerch For God," published by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society: "A Manual of Buddhism, published in Colombo, Sri Lanka, gives the following simplified account. On the full-moon day of May in the year 623 B.C. there was born …
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First it needs be said that there are many ways to approach and study Buddhism. This is often true for major world faiths, beliefs and practices related to spirituality. It is also true to say that notwithstanding the fact of many schools, forms and practices related to Buddhism, there is one path f…
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Answer The lotus flower has a unique characteristic in that it blooms and sheds its seeds at the same time. In the context of Buddhism, the theory of karma says that, just like the lotus flower, our life is made up of cause and effect. Every cause -- be it action, word or thought -- will imprint an …
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Answer Buddha is NOT a God, he never claimed to be God. He was a man who became enlightened, hence the name Buddha (meaning one who is enlightened). Buddha is a teacher, someone to look up to, but never worship. The artwork are just symbols and reminders of this man and the great work he has done…
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In brief, the Buddha taught that our lives are filled with "dukkha" (sometimes expressed as "suffering," but inaccurately) that springs from being ultimately unable to attain the things we long for. Life happens, illness and death happen, deprivations happen, we often do not get our way, and things …
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Answer There are so many methods. Different schools and different people emphasize different ways. Most will tell you meditation. Even within meditation there are so many ways. Some will strive - by "trying" to NOT strive?!?!? - to have no thoughts at all. I take this to mean no mental activity w…
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Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama) was born in the sixth century BCE in Lumbini and raised in the small kingdom or principality of Kapilvastu, both of which are in modern day Nepal.
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The word 'Buddha' is a title and not a name in itself. It means 'one who is awake' (in the sense of having 'woken up to reality'), or "The Enlightened One". The title was given to Siddhartha Gautama, who was born in Lumbini (Nepal), approximately 2,600 years ago. However, we can say that Buddhi…
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They go to temples and sit down at focus on all the great things in life. Meditation and mindfulness. When we are stressed, agitated or otherwise not calm, we go back to simple meditation on the breath to slow our agitated minds down. We acknowledge to ourselves that we are stressed, or agitated, e…
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Answer Siddhartha Gautama is Buddha. He is also known as "The Enlightened One".
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I'll give a brief answer in two aspects of this question. 1) WHAT are important people to Buddhists. 2) WHO are important people to Buddhists. I suppose you had 2) in mind when writing the question but, what the hey?!1) An important person to a Buddhist, in my view, is a person who does good things.…
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There is no god in Buddhism. The presence of a deity would be counter productive to the development of your own enlightenment.
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The main difference is that Judaism is a strictly Monotheistic faith, which believes there is one G-d and only one G-d. Buddhism does not have any central deity, and is more focused on a philosophy of life. Answer Buddhism is a "way of life" on ending suffering achiveable through human's endeav…
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Buddhism originated in Northern India. The local name of the exact location is not known but some sects hold that it the Buddha was born in Lumbini in modern-day Nepal, around the year 563 BCE, and raised in Kapilavastu. Buddhism probably started in his fathers kingdom at or near these locations.
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Buddhism is a one of the six major religions started in Gya, the place in India. It is based on the teachings Siddhartha Gautama, known as the Buddha or "awakened one". Some of the main teachings of Buddhism include the Four Noble Truths, Karma and the Eightfold Path. Buddhism can also be thought of…
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The True Path Just before Ninakawa passed away the Zen master Ikkyu visited him. "Shall I lead you on?" Ikkyu asked. Ninakawa replied: "I came here alone and I go alone. What help could you be to me?" Ikkyu answered: "If you think you really come and go, that is your delusion. Let me show you the …
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Answer I would venture to say all religions have formal rituals. That is part of what gives a religion its identity. Rituals evolve and become obsolete as most religions mature. It is these rituals that often relect the times in which they are practiced. Some religions may be more ritualisti…
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Answer Northern India. Very close to the border with what is now Nepal.
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Buddhism was founded by Siddhartha Guatama in India.
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The Buddha became enlightened and realized the true nature of existence under a Peepal (Bodhi) tree in Bodhgaya, India.
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Even though Buddhism originated in India, it has died out there but expanded to china and other parts of Euro-asia. large members of buddhists resided there.
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Buddhism originated in India along the Gangi River in the 6th century BCE(i.e approx 2,600 years ago).Buddhism was started by Siddhartha Gautam(real name of gautam buddha).He was born in Nepal.So,it was started in Nepal. Buddhism originated in Northern India, and it has its roots in Vedic religions…
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Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) was born around 563 BCE in what is now Nepal and began to gather followers to his philosophies at about age 35. So the faith would date to around 528 BCE or thereabouts. Buddhism is the 3rd oldest major world religion after Hinduism and then Judaism.
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Jesus was born in Bethlehem about 2000 years ago and Siddhārtha Gautama (the Buddha) is reckoned to have been born between 563 and 483 years before Jesus. See related link.
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The Buddha did teach with parables, mostly using metaphors of things the people of his time dealt with everyday, and quite often with whatever was most prominent in his world -- for example there is the Path, and the groundless ground, and lots of discussion of water. Most of the fantastic tales l…
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I know my life is peaceful and harmonious I live with compassion I love and nurture myself I do not criticize others or myself I channel my anger into constructional acts I live in the present releasing the past> I reach out in loving service I harmonize with nature and all others in my wo…
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The spreading of Buddhism it spread to Nepal, Tibet, and China where it grew slowly alongside Chinese religions, by the ninth century, Buddhism was well established in China and spreading to neighboring countries, too!. It reached Korea in the fourth century, and then it spread to Thailand, Combodia…
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The Buddha is the awakened mind which transcends all phenomena. When the Buddha passed into parinirvana at Kushinagara under a pair of shala trees, it was the awakened mind, as liberated spirit, which became free of the deceased carnal body. What of the carnal body (sharira) that remained was called…
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The majority of people in India are Hindus and their religion is called Hinduism. One of the names of India is Hindustan which means home of Hindus. Around 80% of the population are Hindus. Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism are the four main religions in India. Others religious groups include…
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Answer Buddha? Answer: The Dalai Lama is considered the leader of the Gelug School of Buddhism as well as the political leader of Tibet. The Karmapa is the leader of the Kagyu schools of Buddhism.Buddhism has no single overall leader or hierarchy. There are different Buddhist traditions, call…
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Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, was born in Northern India (now Nepal) about 563 BCE to King Suddhodana and his wife Queen Maha Maya, so he was born a Prince. His mother died shortly after childbirth. The hermit seer Asita told his father, the King, that his son would either grow up to be a great r…
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Peace, Love and tolerance is at the core of teachings in Hinduism and Buddhism.
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Prophet Muhammad has prophesied that 71 sects willbe created in his religion. So far, the numebr is quite less than this. It stands at about 20-25. Some of the main sects are sunni, shia, hanafi, shaafi, deobandi, maalki etc.
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Buddhist Clergy A "Bhikkhu" is a fully ordained male monastic. A "Bhikkhuni" is a fully ordained female monastic. Typically, Buddhist clergy are defined by their extensive training, monastic lifestyle, vows, precepts undertaken, and rules of conduct contained in the Vinaya Pitaka (or "Basket of …
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Simply put, karma is where if you do something good for some person or creature and something good will happen to you in return. If you do something bad to someone or some creature, something bad will happen to you in return. "Do unto other as you would have them do unto to you." The golden rule in …
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Answer This is a Chinese Buddha and is not an orthodox image. It is a cultural icon however. The name of the Laughing Buddha is Hotei and it is a mix of Buddhist, Taoist and Shinto imagery. Answer His name in Chinese is Pu-tai (Jap., Hotei) which means "hempen sack". Pu-tai was an actual Chin…
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Answer: May all beings enjoy the spirit of enlightenment. ANSWER: It means 'The Jewel is in the Heart of the Lotus' It is for clearing the heart-mind ANSWER: I use this slide in my presentation on an introduction to Buddhism OM MANI PADME HUM OM, composed of three sound A, U, and M,…
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A simple and safe answer might be to say that (geographically) Buddhism began or originated in (what is now) northeastern India or southwestern Nepal. The claim is made by people in both countries and at least four local areas. To honor all is easy. There is some justification for each case. Truth i…
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Buddhism was founded by a Himalayan prince named Siddhartha, born in Nepal, year 623 BC. The native people of ancient Nepal were the Kiratis, better known as the Gurkhas today. The Kirat people comprises of different ethnic groups, such as Tamang, Rai, Limbu, Sherpa, Gurung etc.
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Prince Siddhartha was born about 500 B.C. and the teachings of Buddhism were created in one lifetime.
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Siddhartha Gautama was the Buddha was the founding leader of Buddhism. He was the one that begun it since he was not interested in Hinduism. He was the most influential person in their religion, though he did not believe himself as a god. The two most influential Buddhist leaders today are His Holi…
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The Dalai Lama is not chosen he is found. The current Dalai Lama is a reincarnation of the previous Dalai Lama and ultimately the reincarnation or a manifestation of the Bodhisattva of Compassion . He was born two years after his last incarnation ended. Senior Tibetan monks recieve information durin…
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Buddhism began with the Indian mendicant Siddhartha Gautama, ca. 480-400 B.C.E. When he was 35, he had a deep spiritual awakening. He spent the last 45 years of his life encouraging others to do the same. .
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Buddhism started about 2500 BC
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Siddhartha Gautama started Buddhism when he reached enlightenment.
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The Buddha who is also known as Siddhārtha Gautama.
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Where Buddhism is practiced Buddhism is practiced all over the world but most people that practice it today are in the Middle East exactly mostly in the middle east. heroes is on. got 2 go
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Buddhism believes that there shall not be peace or love. buddhists have no friends, only enemies and hate to love. you should fear a Buddhist for they enjoy killing. slow deaths are most common because they are so cruel.that is defenitly not true you .................................................…
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Gods are a one kind of living being like us. But with living happily than humans. They are born as appearing and die as vanishing. When they are born according to their karma some kind of gardens or houses (Vimana) will appear for them. There are six heavens in our solar system(Chatumaharajika, Ta…
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People fear that which they do not know. There is nothing evil in the teachings that I can find. I believe that Buddhism is a good and sound philosophy. I'm a christian by the way (point of reference).But to the Buddhists he is the best thing that ever happened to them. ~Good answer, my Christian f…
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In recent decades, Buddhism has attracted followers from Western countries. The Dalai Lama travels around the world to speak about Buddhism.
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The teachings of Buddhists do not talk of a God, but if you wish to believe in any God or a sprititual force then you can.
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Seddartha founded Buddism because he wanted to find the end of all human suffering. He realized that the cause of all human suffering is diseire. Wanting something is the cause of suffering, because if you don't get it or if it doesnt come to you, you suffer yourself. -Hope this is better help to yo…
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Buddhism was founded because Lord Buddha sought the cause (and cure) of human suffering. he had observed suffering during his early excursions from the palace and was uniquely aware that it was not the "way things always have been"
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Neither. Buddhism does not depend on the existence of a God who created the universe. Instead Buddhism chooses to focus upon practical ways of life that can lead to a blissful state of being (enlightenment) that includes compassion for all beings. However, at the same time, Buddha did not rule out t…
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A Catholic answer: The basic belief of Christianity was that Jesus Christ was the son of God and the Messiah, and that belief in him and the sacrifice he made for mankind will atone for sins and grant you eternal life.Ten CommandmentsSon of GodMessiahMediatorThe WordThe Ideal ManAnnunciationImmacula…
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The basic teachings of Buddhism are called the Four Nobel Truths. The first truth is Life means suffering. To live means to suffer, because the human nature is not perfect and neither is the world we live in. The second truth is the origin of suffering is attachment. This means that we suffer becaus…
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Answer People have argued that the material in the Pali Canon, particularly in the Sutta-Patika and Vineya Patika, being among the older, if not oldest, Buddhist scriptures, represent the closest we can get to the historical Buddha's teaching. However, Edward Conze argues that in may not be th…
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Hindisms view of suffering The everyday world we live in is filled with pain and suffering. We as human beings can't help to ask the question why. Why do people get cancer? Why are there earthquakes that destroy entire cities? Why do people have to work so hard just to have enough money to barely…
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There are several traditions practiced by people who follow the Buddhist religion. Specifically, there is Zen Buddhism, Nichiren Buddhism, Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism.
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The Buddhist symbol of death is the wheel. This is also the symbol for birth, as Buddhists believe that individuals are perpetually born, die, and are reborn again. Here is a link for the wheel. There are many variations but this is the most simplistic example in the image link below. Here is more…
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The laughing Buddha is the Chinese representation of the Buddha. The Buddha in any form is not a god. 1. The Buddha is not a God. He is a Great Human Being Those who do not know the Buddha properly, consider Him a God. The Buddha never esteemed such unnecessary glory, praise or honour. Nor did H…
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What Buddhists believe in is this The Four Noble Truths, which are: 1) There is suffering (discontentment, unhappiness) in the world 2) There are specific causes of this suffering. 3) There is a state (a mindset, a way of life) where suffering ceases. 4) There is a path (actions, practices) to a…
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Buddha comes from prince Siddhartha Gautama "the enlightened one"
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It should be noted that the buddha is not a god nor did he ever say he was. He lived and died like any other person on earth. He was enlightened which made him free from suffering and free from the ignorance of the cause of suffering but he was no more a god than you. When asked about the question o…
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Both are Dharmic religions based on the law of karma and belief in reincarnation. Some differences of approach are there, but the ultimate aim of both is Moksha(Hindu) or Nirvana(Buddhism). Buddhism was actually born of Hinduism. The basic difference is this. Hindus believe in an eternal existence…
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2,500 years ago by a prince named Siddhartha Guatama (Buddha).
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2500 years agoHistorians have differing opinions on the precise date of the Buddha's birth but it was around the year 500BCE. He was born into a noble family in Lumbini, an area that today lies in the South of Nepal.
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He started a whole new religion. I believe that this is a good religion.
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Answer Religious orders will not accept people for membership until they have reached 18 years of age; many require that applicants be older. The process takes several year before full membership is achieved, and can be anything from 7 years to 12 (for a Jesuit). Postulancy: 6 months Novitiate:…
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Answer for Buddhism Ultimately it is dependent upon the vows that a monk or nun takes at ordination. However, the Buddha said that to achieve enlightenment you need to maintain a clear mind and therefore not take any substance which can affect the mind. Due to this monks and nuns take vows not to…
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The laity of any religion refers to the people who follow the religion who are not clergymen. In Buddhism, the laity are the people who practice the religion, but are not leaders of worship.
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Answer 1 Buddhist place of worship is the Buddhist temple. Buddhist monastery temples in Cambodia, Thailand, Lanna or Laos are called Wats (derived from the Sanskrit word Vattaka). In India there are many monasteries in Arunachal Pradesh where there are many Buddhists. Answer 2 Buddhists go to wors…
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Answer According to www.buddhanet.net there are 359 Buddhist organisations in California.
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Jesus taught that ALL people must be baptized to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. Among the various scriptures which teach this principle is the one where Jesus spoke to a rich man: "Unless a man be born of water and of the spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God". But, of course, not all …
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Mae ji (sometimes transliterated mae chi) (Thai: แม่ชี) are Buddhist laywomen in Thailand occupying a position somewhere between that of an ordinary lay follower and an ordained monk. See link " Mae Ji." Tārā or Ārya Tārā, also known as Jetsun Dolma in Tibetan, is a female Buddha typ…
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Answer There are no 'holy' people in Buddhism. Many people in Taiwan practise a syncretic religion of which Buddhist practice only forms a small part. However, in recent times Tibetan Buddhism has been gaining popularity.
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Answer Buddhism grew with one practioner at a time. The Buddha's followers -- those who learned from him directly -- worked to keep his teachings as true to his original intention as they could, and (just like he did) walked great distances to share them. Over time, person-to-person, the teachi…
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Buddhism began in ancient India, around the 500s BC.
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