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About Buddhism Followers: 535 million people as of the 2010sOrigin: 5th Century BCEArea: Thailand, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Japan, China, etc, and in some parts of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal, also in the European countries and the USA


How to achieve enlightment: Follow these teachings explained below, these concepts revolve around non-violence and suffering

Noble Eightfold path

Four Noble Truths

Buddhism Video

Ethical Code

Buddhism origins point to one man, Siddharha Goutama, the historical Buddha, born in Lumbini during 5th century BCE, During the last decandes, Buddhism has also gained a significant precenese outside of Asia. After the Buddha passed away, his community he found evolved into a religion like movement


The Wheel is an important symbol in buddhism as the eight spokes is each a reminder of buddhist teachings about eight ways of living

Suicide is a very harmful way of ending one's life too early. This is very frowned upon in Buddhism's society as it goes against every basic Buddhist teaching that say that all life is sacred and should be chreishedIf a Buddhism were to be faced with a person suffering, such as suicide. They would say rather than ending your life prematurely, it would be best to find the root causes of the suffering and destroy it. They know that suiciding ends any possibilities of it getting better and goes against Buddhist teachings. The Buddhist teachings that apply are the 4 noble truths that says to find suffering and destroy it. It would also apply to the Eightfold path, to achieve something as important as Salvation, you must refrain from using violence to others and to yourself, Finally this also links to the 5 precepts which revolve around the concept of non-violence,

Applying Buddhism

Another important aspect of Buddhism is it's ethical code and the proper way to actThey say that living and acting is the most determinant factor within one's life and especiallytheir next. This code is known as the 5 precepts, not known as 'rules' or ' commands' but a form of training,which are applied to our daily lives with common sense.1. Not killing or harming other living beings. A core principle in Buddhism and all other teachings are based around thisfirst teaching, to not harm and kill whenever possible, even indirectly such as being a vegetarian and to properly follow thisteaching is to love2. Not stealing. A principle based around the first precept, stealing is a sure way of harming others, One can also take advantage of others and exploit or manipulate them. This is all a form of stealing by taking what shouldn't be taken, To follow this is to be generous3. Mis-using Sexual acts. It means to not harm within sexual activities, examples include avoiding cheating in sexual relations or wanting others to do so also. To follow this precept is to be committed and be happy 4. Avoid false speech. Speech is a very common way of interacting with others, but it can be misused very easily. This can be harming others intentionally through words or decieving others by lying, An obvious way of countering this precept is to be truthful whenever possible. Also to use speech kindly5. Don't drink or do drugs that could harm. Be mindful when doing this harmful actions as they could affect your awareness and mind, Breaking this precept can lead to breaking the others easily.

The truth of suffering (dukkha) is translated to “Life is suffering.” The Pali word dukkha also refers to anything that is temporary, conditional, or compounded of other things. Even something precious and enjoyable is dukkha, because it will end.The truth of the cause of suffering (samudaya) teaches that the cause of suffering is craving or thirst. This is caused by people continually searching for something that would make us happy, But no matter how successful we are, we never remain satisfied.The truth of the end of suffering (nirhodha): The key to ending suffering in our lives is to remove all desire, ill will, and ignorance. The truth of the path that frees us from suffering (magga): The wat to end of suffering is called the middle path, and this can be done by following the noble eightfold path.

Four Noble Truth


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1. Right View: We need to know the doctrine of four noble truths2. Right Thought: The mind has to be freed from sensuous desire, ill will, and cruelty3. Right Speech: say nothing that hurts others4. Right Conduct: Work for the good of others5. Right Livelihood: Respect life and do not hard other living things6. Right Effort: Conquer all evil thoughts and strive to have good thoughts7. Right Mindfulness: A person has to realize what is important and control there thoughts8. Right Concentration: Practice meditation and be focused


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