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Transcript of Buddhism
Created by: AJ Hall, Dilan Shah, River Ross, Max Meyer, Reece Paganelli
Big Rituals of Buddhism
- A form of mental concentration that leads to enlightenment. It is meant to clear the mind of all worries, stresses, and negative thoughts. With this, you can have a more positive outlook on life.
Major contacts with other religions
There are many texts of the faith for Buddhism
Tripitaka (Pali Canon)
Earliest of Buddhist teachings
Reflects Mahyana concepts
Tibetan Book of the Dead
Describes the stages of death
Two major quotations
1. " No one save us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path."- Guatama Buddha
Buddhism began in India about 2,500 years ago. Although it isn't widespread in India anymore, it is still domiant in east Asia. Buddhist concepts revolve around meditation and nonviolence.
- A sacred sound believed to invoke deities. The deities then give supernatural protection to the chanter. These are often chanted during meditation.
In the years of 269-232 B.C.E, Ahsoka, emperor of India, sent Buddhist missionaries to Burma, Sri Lanka, and Ceylon.
In the 3rd century CE, Buddhist missionaries went throughout Vietnam and expressed the values of the religion.
2. " Three things that cannot be long hidden:
the sun, the moon, the truth." - Guatama Buddha
Buddhism originated in India where it was influenced by Brahmanism. Going through Japan and China gained the influence of Taoism and Confucianism.
Buddhist beliefs and practices are based on the teachings of Buddha. Buddha is considered the "enlightened one". He began as a young prince(Siddhartha Gautama) seeking for enlightenment and liberation from all grief after seeing an old man suffer. He later spent all his life seeking enlightenment from suffering and grief establishing the Buddhism community.
Buddhist concepts revolve around areas of meditation and nonviolence as well as seeking enlightenment-which is liberation from all sufferings.
Role of Women
Books of Faith
"Buddhism." Ancient History Encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Aug. 2015.
How the Followers Practice Buddhism
Unlike other societies, Buddhism doesn't consider women inferior to men. Buddhism accepts the biological and physical difference between the genders and both to be equally useful in society. The Buddha does emphasises the fruitful role of women as parents and wives and also encourages for women to participate in trade and business (so she can handle things while her husband is gone). This shows that Buddhists treat women as fair as men, some even shave their heads like men!
The practice of Buddhism depends on the region of where it is practiced.
Most Buddhists practice by comprehending the Buddha's teachings, in particular the enlightenment path. They believe in eight main elements divided into 3 main categories: wisdom, ethical conduct and mental discipline(meditation).
Buddha did not deny the existence of gods
Belief of gods depended on regional influences; some regions believed in gods, others were atheistic