Buddhism

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Buddhism

Buddhism-is a nontheistic religion that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on teachings attributed to Gautama (Buddha)

Buddhism is practiced by an estimated 488 million people world wide. Buddhism comes from the word Buddha which means enlighted one. Buddhism originated in India, with Prince Gautama. It mainted and extended Hindu.Meditation is the way of life and brings enlightenment. People who practiceBuddhism worship in temples. The typical Buddhist Stupa.

About Buddhism

Traditions and Rituals

-TheravadaTheravadans maintain that the ideal Buddhist is the “one who is worthy”the perfected person who attains nirvana through his own efforts.-Vipassana in the WestA tradition were people does insight meditation. Insight meditation refers to practices for the mind that develop calm through sustained attention, and insight through reflection.-MahayanaMahayana Buddhism has been practiced in the Far East and in North Asia, including China, Japan, Korea, Tibet and Mongolia.Mahayana refers to a movement that occurred in the first century C.E., self-described as the "great vehicle". -Vajrayana The Vajrayana or "Diamond Vehicle"shares many of the basic concepts of Mahayana, but also includes a vast array of spiritual techniques designed to enhance Buddhist practice.

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."-Buddha

"Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship."-Buddha

"We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."-Buddha

Tipitaka is a Sanskrit word meaning Three Baskets. It is the traditional term used by Buddhist traditions to describe their various canons of scriptures.

Gautama

Meditiation is the most common ritual for Buddhism


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