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  • Posted By: soloman_gogo
  • Date Posted: 11/29/2010
  • Category: Religion
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Buddhism

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Buddhism

Buddhism is recognized as one of the great religions of the world. To call Buddhism a religion by itself would do injustice. Buddhism is a school of moral thoughts and principles as well as a religion to worship. Unlike other religions Buddhism's' sole purpose is not to worship a god or gods, it is only to preach the thought of spiritual development which leads to kindness and wisdom. Throughout this paper I will discuss the history of Buddhism, the Basic Tenants of Buddhism and its brief history, as well as information on the modest Buddha who teaches spiritual development. The religion of Buddhism began about 563 BC, which is about 500 years before Christianity even started. Buddhism began in India where a scholar named Siddhatta Gotama (known as Buddha) wrote a religious doctrine that focused on being spiritual with one self as opposed to worshipping a god. Buddha meaning "one who is awake" is a scholar who preached Buddhism to all of his followers first starting in Northern India. In his teachings Buddha praised mediation and reflection in order to see enlightenment in kindness and well being. To him this was a natural law that everybody should want to follow in his or her path through life. Buddha wanted to be known as someone who taught others kindness and wellness, he never wanted to be a god like others did in different religions. He just wanted to be known as a man who transformed himself, and in turn set out to transform others. In Buddhism there are several basic beliefs to be learned and followed. These beliefs are from past experiences that Buddha went through in his life and now teaches to others. I will list the major points and then give a brief explanation of what each means. ...

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