What is the ultimate goal in Buddhism and how is it attained?
Believe it or not there is more than one answer to this questions. Some schools of Buddhism maintain the goal is the attainment of relative and absolute happiness, which can be known as enlightenment. Some Buddhist however persue Buddhahood itself, whilst the Boddhisatva seeks to create the conditions by which suffering for all beings can be ended.
This is not a "Yes/No" question. Buddhism includes the concept of reincarnation but its goal is the cessation of suffering and the ultimate escape from the cycle of death and re-birth. More importantly Buddhism is about a way of life that discourages desire for unnecessary things and attachment to the illusions of the world.
This depends on the school Buddhism. Llke Christians there are different approaches to the ultimate goal. The two main Buddhist schools are Mahayana and Theravada: Mahayana: Seeks enlightenment but the individual aims not to enter Nirvana until all beings are enlightened. This requires the return of the enlightened ones to the cycle of death and rebirth. Theravada: Seeks enlihjtenment and entry to a stare of Nirvana for the individual upon death after enlightenment.
Buddhism: Freedom from the endless cycle of personal reincarnations, with their consequent suffering, as a result of the extinction of individual passion, hatred, and delusion: attained by the Arhat as his goal but postponed by the Bodhisattva. and Hinduism: salvation through the union of Atman with Brahma; moksha.
Buddhism. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhism He was born in a Hindu kingdom and spent 29 years as a Prince in Kapilvastu. Although his father ensured that Siddhartha was provided with everything he could want or need, Siddhartha felt that material wealth was not the ultimate goal of life.Hence, he must have been a Hindu.
The main goal of Buddhism is to have total control over desire and emotional attachment. The belief is that desire and attachment always eventually leads to pain and suffering. So, the offer of Buddhism is to eliminate pain and suffering by suppressing desire and emotional attachments. The end goal for Buddhists is to become one with the ultimate reality, and therefore completely rid yourself of the fleshly inclinations, physical needs, and the cycle of death/rebirth…
The goal of Zen Buddhism is the same goal as all the other schools of Buddhism, namely, to live life as excellently as the Buddha, in other words, to become a Buddha. This involves experiencing a spiritual awakening (enlightenment, satori) and infusing that awakening throughout all one's activities.
I think you question really is "why is Bodhi important in Buddhism". Bodhi is the word for enlightenment in Pali and Sanskrit. Bodhi is the goal of Buddhism. To reach that state in which we can see clearly and understand the universe, our place in it and how it all is interconnected is a Buddhist's goal.
It depends on the segment of or type of Buddhism. Theravada Buddhism speaks individual passage into a state of Nirvana after enlightenment. Mahayana Buddhism is based on enlightened Buddhists returning to the cycle of death and rebirth after enlightenment to assist others to reach Nirvana so that all sentient beings can join together at once..
Most believed incorrectly Buddhism is merely an ordinary religion. In actual fact, Buddhism is not an ordinary religion. It is the teachings of the Buddha, who is not a God or god, a creator, a savior, etc. He was the teacher or the guide to show us the right path (to Nirvana) and if we do practise according to his guidance, we will definitely attain Nirvana (a state free from all kinds of suffering) someday…