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Transcript: Buddha was originally born as a wealthy prince. Buddha left his old life all behind to pursue the path of truth. Buddha did this because of the suffering and death he saw beyond the palace walls. Buddha was not as chubby as many people thought he appeared. Buddha was mainly portrayed this way because it was symbolic of happiness in the east. He practiced moderation in all things, fasted regularly, and spent most of his time walking hundreds of miles spreading the philosophy of enlightenment. At the time of Buddha’s quest for enlightenment, there were many religious practices that called for either intense overindulgence in the senses, or strict deprivation such as weeks of fasting. Realizing that neither were truly beneficial, he devised what would later be known as “The Middle Way” to enlightenment…a balanced approach that emphasized inward rather than outward renunciation. To achieve enlightenment, Young Siddhartha (Buddha's birth name), vowed to sit under a fig tree and meditate until he transcended suffering. At the end of an extremely long meditation and mental battle with Mara (the god of desire), he became awakened and was then known as the Buddha. Buddha taught and traveled his entire life until the age of 80 when he passed away. His final request of his followers was this: “All component things in the world are changeable. They are not lasting. Work hard to gain your own salvation.” In Buddhism, there is no single holy book. Extensive scriptures have been preserved in many Asian languages. Because of its emphasis on meditation and mindfulness, Buddhism is often considered to be a form of psychology rather than a religion. The term ‘Buddhism’ was coined by Western scholars in the 1830s. Buddhists don’t actually refer to their religion as “Buddhism”. The Buddha founded an order of monks and nuns known as the Sangha who preserved his teachings for the Buddhist community down to the present day. Buddhists don’t believe in a supreme being or creator god. Buddhism teaches the concept of gods, heavens and rebirths in its Saṃsāra (Buddhism) doctrine, but it considers none of these gods as a Creator.  Fact Three Fact Four Fact One (Animated GIF) Fact Two #4 Fact about Buddhism By: Ava Chateau  #2 Fact about Buddhism Fact Five #5 Fact about Buddhism #3 Fact about Buddhism #1 Fact about Buddhism Buddhism Project

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Transcript: Buddha •In Hinduism, Buddha is regarded as the ninth incarnation of Vishnu, following Ram and Krishna. •When Buddha entered his mother's womb, miraculous things happened. Trees and herbs burst into flower and untouched instruments played beautiful music. •Buddha was born on 563 BC and was named Prince Siddharta and His mother Mahamaya died 7 days later •At the age of 12, Brahman told Buddha's father Buddha would become a great King •He married his cousin Yashoda when he was 29 •Ten years later his son was born, Rahula •He did not get any closer to Brahman, so he became a normal person, ate normal food and gave up his role as a king. •That night, Buddha left his home and lived in the forest to search for enlightenment. •He started to preach, and immediately he gained followers. •He then went back to his wife, who had lived a nun for the time Buddha was away from her. •In 483 BC., at age 54, Buddha left his body. His last words were "work out your salvation with diligence" The term Buddha means "Awakened". As he fully comprehended the Four Noble Truths and as he arose from the slumbers of ignorance he is called a Buddha. In the 5. century BC., an Aryan tribe called the Shakyas was living at Kapilavastu, a state between Benares and the Himalayas. Those people depended mainly on rice and simple food and lived a farmer's life. Suddhodana, raja of the Shakyas was married to two daughters of the raja of the neighbor tribe, the Koliyans. Buddha's conception was miraculous. Mahamaya, the elder wife, had a dream in which she was translated by devas of the four directions to the Himalayas. There she was bathed and ceremonially purified and the Bodysattva appeared, coming from the North in the form of a white elephant. When Buddha entered his mother's womb, great wonders took place, trees and herbs burst into flower and untouched instruments started to play beautiful music. After nine months, in the year 563 BC., Mahamaya gave birth to a boy, but she died seven days later. A short time after his birth, Buddha was named prince Siddharta - Gautama was his family name. When Siddharta was twelve years old, the Brahmans told the king that his son would either become a great king or an ascetic, as the result of seeing problems, disease and death. From that time on, the king took every precaution to keep Buddha far away from the world's problems. The prince lived in a huge palace and had all kinds of comfort and beauty around. Gautama Buddha was early married to his cousin Yashoda, daughter of the raja of Koli. At the age of 29, the problem of suffering, disease and death was impressively set before Buddha. Filled with the thought of the insecurity of all happiness and grief at the sufferings of others, Buddha felt a deep unrest and dissatisfaction with life. After ten years, his son Rahula was born, but Buddha only felt it as one more tie on the way to seek a solution for the problems of the world. During the same night, Buddha left his family and home to search for various Brahman hermits and saints. Dissatisfied with their teachings, Buddha practiced alone in the forest. After enduring the most severe penances for a long period of time, with the greatest determination, Buddha found himself no nearer to enlightenment. Buddha abandoned the life of an ascetic, took regular food, sacrificing his reputation so his disciples deserted him. Buddha wandered along the banks of the river Nairanjara and took seat under a Bo-tree. After sitting there for some time, his mind was clearer and clearer, his doubts vanished and a great peace came over him. Day and night passed and by dawn came perfect knowledge and Gautama became enlightened and became the Buddha. With that enlightenment, there came also a sense of great isolation. How could Buddha share this wisdom with men, less wise and earnest ? Such isolation comes to all great leaders, but love and pity for humanity determined Buddha at all hazard of failure or misunderstanding, to preach the truth that he had seen. Buddha proceeded to Benares to "turn the wheel of the law". Buddha preached the doctrine of nonviolence to all who could hear him. Some became his personal followers, other disciples lived a householder life. Buddha reached many people also from the higher society classes and converted the worshippers of fire by many miracles. Joint Mudra is the basic Yoga for everybody. As the name suggests, this Mudra is very good for relieving joints. It balances energy in the joints and is effective. This mudra should be practised with both hands. This mudra helps to relieve us from severe arthrosis. This mudra balances energy in the joints. There are many dynamic yoga exercises that can be used to help against joint pain. Joint Mudra can be done with both hands. While practising the Joint Mudra, thumb and ring finger of right hand are put together. Thumb and middle finger are brought together of the left hand. Joint Mudra can be done four times day for fifteen minutes. In case of

Buddha (Background)

Transcript: The Buddha also known as Siddhartha, Gautama and Sakyamuni the founder of Budhism. Thus the spiritual struggle went on in the mind of the Prince until his only child, Rahula, was born when he was 29. This seemed to bring things to a climax, for he then decided to leave the palace and look for the solution of his spiritual unrest in the homeless life of a mendicant. The Two Destinies And a Buddha is Born The Shakya clansmen dwelt along the Rohini River which flows among the southern foothills of the Himalayas. The Life of the Buddha Siddhartha Leaves Home Old age Sickness Death A Monk His mother's name was Maya. She was the daughter of the King's uncle who was also the king of a neighboring district of the same Shakya clan. Thus he entered into perfect tranquility after he had completed his work as the world's greatest teacher. The Four Sights He left the castle one night with only his charioteer, Chandaka, and his favorite horse, the snow-white Kanthaka. Early life A prince is born. This memorable day was the eighth day of April. The joy of the King was extreme and he named the hild, Siddhartha, which means "Every wish fulfilled." The Prince first visited the hermit Bhagava and watched his ascetic practices. He then went to Arada Kalama and Udraka Ramaputra to learn their methods of attaining Enlightenment through meditation; but after practicing them for a time he became convinced that they would not lead him to Enlightenment. A hermit, called Asita, who lived in the mountains not far away, noticed a radiance about the castle. Interpreting it as a good omen he came down to the palace and was shown the child. He went first to Mrigadava in Varanasi where the five mendicants who had lived with him during the six years of his ascetic life were staying. He was a prince who grew up in an environment of luxury and opulence. He became convinced that sense-pleasures and wealth did not provide the satisfaction that human beings longed for deep within. He abandoned worldly life to live as a mendicant. He predicted: "This Prince, if he remains in the palace, when grown up will become a great king and subjugate the whole world. But if he forsakes the court life to embrace a religious life, he will become a Buddha, the Savior of the world." Report by : Justine Challoy For twenty years they had no children. But one night Queen Maya had a strange dream, in which she saw a white elephant entering into her womb through the right side of her chest, and she became pregnant. The King and the people looked forward with anticipation to the birth of a royal child The Buddha The Life of a Renunciant

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