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Bibliography "About Buddha-the Founder of Buddhism." About Budduh. N.p.,n.d. Web 23 Sept 2013"The Five PreceptsThe Buddhist Golden Rule." The Five Precepts The Buddhist Golden Rule. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Sept. 2013."Buddhist Scriptures and Texts." Buddhist Scriptures and Sacred Texts. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Sept. 2013."Buddhist Holidays & Festivals." Buddhist Holidays. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Sept. 2013.

Faith at your FingertipsFounder; The founder of Buddhism is Buddha Shakyamuni. Buddha was born in 624 B.C. as a prince.Location of Origin; Buddha's birth took place in Lumbini which was originally located in northern India, but is now part of Nepal.Relationship with god;Buddhism does not believe in a god. There is no devine being or praying is Buddhism. It offers no redemption, afterlife, or financial judgement. Buddhism is a moral philosophhy, an ethical way to live in the here and now of this world to gain the ultimate state of being.Buddhism is more of a pantheism than an atheism because it is more of a impersonal force.Rules for Formal Conduct; 1.) To abstain from taking the lives of living beings.2.) To abstain from taking of which is not given.3.) To abstain from sexual misconduct.4.) To abstain from telling falsehood.5.) To abstain from fermented and distilled intoxicants, which are the occasion of carelessness.Sacred Texts;There is a large number of recorded sacred texts and scriptures of Buddhism. The Tibetan Book of Dead is a book commonly used in the west. The Tripitaka is the earliest collection of Buddhist teachings.Religious Holidays;Buddhist New Year, Vesak, Sangha Day,Dahamma Day, Observance Day.Rituals; People studdying Buddhism often meditate, preform mudras, and prayer wheels.Festivals and Celebrations;In May on a full moon, all the Buddhist around the world celebrate the life and death of Buddah.

This map shows Buddhism originating in central China and then spreading east & west.


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