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Buddhism by Jeremy, Norah, and Michael
Transcript of Buddhism by Jeremy, Norah, and Michael
By: Norah, Michael,
The Eight Fold Path
Four Noble Truths
To live is to suffer
Cause of suffering is self-centered desire and attachments
The solution is to eliminate desire
The way to Nirvana is through the "Eight- Fold Path"
The Eight Fold Path is a set
of guidelines that Buddha has
created to achieve Nirvana.
The Four Noble Truths are the essence of
The Lotus flower is a sacred flower to the Buddhists
Who is Buddha?
Buddha was born in 563 B.C.E.
His birth name was Siddhartha Gautama-of noble castle in India
He died when he was 80 (483 B.C.E.)
In his death bed he predicted that another person will achieve Nirvana and become Buddha
Life and Death of Buddha
He started Buddhism
Enlightenment of Buddha
When Buddha was 29, he rejected the life luxury to find the solution to suffering
He sat under a tree and meditated for a month
When he awoken, he had reached Nirvana
He spent the next 45 years teaching people to become enlightened
The Lotus flower is in most pictures of Buddha
What is Nirvana?
Nirvana is awakening to the truth of life
Nirvana is a peaceful, detached state of mind
Achieving Nirvana means escape from the cycle of rebirth
Other important facts about Buddhism
Where is Buddhism mainly practiced?
Thai-land has the highest percentage of people that are Buddhists. It is 95% Buddhists.
China has the highest population (102,000,000)
Buddhism was founded in the late sixth century (B.C.E.)
Their are about 360 million Buddhists
"Number of Buddhists World-Wide." Buddhist Studies. BDEA / BuddhaNet, n.d. Web. 18 Dec. 2015.
"The Origins of Buddhism." Asia Society. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Dec. 2015.
"Largest Buddhist Populations." Buddhist Studies. BDEA/BuddhaNet, n.d. Web. 17 Dec. 2015.
The Tripitaka and Lotus Sudra are both holy texts written by Buddha and his followers.