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Michael Zogheb

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Transcript of Buddhism

Buddhism The Gods There is no divine being to worship or praise.
It is never too late to begin enlightenment.
The less ignorance you have, the easier it will be.
Redemption and final judgment are not offered.
Buddhists focus on the present, rather than the afterlife.
Karma is the belief that everything is connected.
Good actions bring happiness in the long run.
Bad actions bring unhappiness.
It affects the next life. Basic Beliefs Buddhists can either worship at home or a temple.
Often times, a room or part of a room in the house will be used as a shrine.
A statue of Buddha, candles, and an incense burner are usually found at a shrine.
Followers could practice Zen meditation.
The purpose is to stop the mind from thinking too much about useless thoughts. Practices The "Big Rituals" Role of Women Most Mahayana Sutras were written between 200 BCE and 200 CE.
The Lotus Sutra and Heart Sutra are important to most branches of Mahayana.
The Prajnaparamita sutras is a series of about 40 works.
The Diamond sutra's primary focuses are the realization of the illusory nature of all phenomena and the theme of non-abiding.
Heart Sutra is said to be the pure distillation of wisdom even today it is used as a protective spell or charm by all Buddhists of Tibet, China, and Japan, monks and laymen alike. Major Texts and Books of Faith Spread of Buddhism Major Contacts with Other Religions Major Quotes Followers of Buddhism do not have a specific god or any other above power.
The religion is not focused on having an affiliation between humans and a god.
Buddha, or Siddhartha Gautama, is not a god or a divine being like the Christian God is.
The main supreme power of Buddhism is the spirit of the human being. Buddhism, as a religion, moved towards two path ways, Theravada Buddhism, and Mahayana Buddhism.
Mahayana Buddhism is popular today in China, Korea, and Japan, while the Theravada Buddhism is most common in Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, and Cambodia.
Theravada Buddhism states the desire to focus on the original word of Buddha.
The Mahayana way of Buddhism involves different groups, where their beliefs vary among them. The video will provide a brief summary of Buddha and his teachings of life and suffering through the four noble truths and the eight fold path.
Multiple forms of meditation will also be explained throughout the course of the video. Buddhism Introduction Video Bibliography http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/buddhism/beliefs/karma.shtml







http://worldhistory.abc-clio.com/Search/Display/309335?terms=buddhism&webSiteCode=SLN_HMOD&returnToPage=%2fSearch%2fDisplay%2f309335%3fterms%3dbuddhism&token=8B05F80FEEC23EFDEF9BDF81CA21B51B&casError=False Buddhism came from Hinduism.
Buddhism is more similar to atheism and humanism than Hinduism.
Buddhism conflicts with Christianity because Buddhism does not have a creator-god. 1. "I teach suffering, its origin, cessation and path. That's all I teach", Buddha once said.

2. "Hundreds of stupid flies gather
On a piece of rotten meat,
Enjoying, they think, a delicious feast.
This image fits with the song
Of the myriads of foolish living beings
Who seek happiness in superficial pleasures;
In countless ways they try,
Yet I have never seen them satisfied."- From the 7th Dalai Lama The role of women is equal to men. Neither gender is inferior in Buddhism teachings. Andrew Yong
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Mohib Ahmed Celebration of Buddha's birthday is a widespread ritual in Buddhist regions.
The practice of meditation is central to nearly all forms of Buddhism, and it derives directly from the Buddha’s experiences and teachings.
Confessing of faults before elders and before the community is practiced in many forms of Buddhism.
Rituals share many characteristics with poetry, theater, and dance in evoking emotions, intuition, and new perspectives.
Rituals can strengthen and highlight the values, intentions, and experiences.
Going for refuge is the most significant ritual connecting people to the Dharma. This is the oldest and most common ritual throughout most Buddhist traditions.
Rites of Passage such as weddings and funerals. The Lotus Sutra emphasizes that Buddhahood is a condition of absolute happiness, freedom from fear and from all illusions is inherent in all life.
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