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Humanities Belief System: Buddhism
Transcript of Humanities Belief System: Buddhism
Buddhism Basic Tenets of Buddhism Shakyamuni is the founder of Buddhism.
Shakyamuni was born in about 490BCE started traveling so at the age of 29.
He was enlightenened, or understood life, when he was meditating under a tree in a village called Bodh Gaya. He saw his former selves, death, and rebirth. Then he was called, "Buddha", the awakened one.
SILK ROAD The Spread Buddhism was one of the first belief system to use the Silk Road.
It spread from northern India, to areas in modern Pakistan and Afghanistan in the First Century BCE.
In the First Century CE it spread in China. Tenets are rules or commandments that are held on by buddhists.
The first tenet is, people can stop suffering by meditating.
They also can stop suffering by cultivating a life that was advised by Buddha, Dharma.
They belive that people change their form after they die, or reincarnate.
Noble Truths Suffering in the world really exists.
Suffering always has a cause.
Suffering has a possible end.
In order to end suffering you need to follow the eight fold path.
The Eight Fold Path 1. Have a right understanding of the four noble truths.
2. Think right and do the right things in life.
3. Speak right and don't lie or criticize.
4. Do not kill, lie, steal, or consume alchols.
5. Do things without harming others.
6. Have the right effort, increase good thoughts.
7. Be mindfull and be aware of yourself.
8. Concentrate to meditate and have a better mind.