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Religion Review: Buddhism

Based on 6-2 in Journey Across Time
by

Laura Beckham

on 26 June 2013

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Transcript of Religion Review: Buddhism

Buddhism
Short & Sweet:
The Basics
Starting Date:
Approx. 600 BCE
Founder:
Siddhartha Gautama
Beginning Location:
Small kingdom in the southern Himalayas - located near present day Nepal.
Impt.
Teachings
Nirvana
The Four Noble Truths
The Eightfold Path
4 Noble Truths
1. Life is full of suffering.
2. People suffer because they
desire worldly things and self-
satisfaction.
3. The way to end suffering is to
stop desiring things.
4. The only way to stop desiring
things is to follow the Eightfold Path.
Umm...okay. So what's the Eightfold Path?
Okay, I get it!

Buddhism, in its simplest form, does not believe in a deity, so often it is considered a philosophy not a religion.
So then how did it spread??
Buddhist teachers and
merchants spread their ideas of
Buddhism throughout south
eastern Asia.
Nirvana!
Not a place, but a state of mind in which the spirit is free from all suffering and wordly desires.
So what did you learn?
Copy and paste this url to check your knowledge!

http://bit.ly/nV0UBb
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