By Chris Hanson
There are a few scriptures. One is the Tripitaka. The Tripitaka is the earliest of the scriptures. The Tibetan Book of the Dead is most known in the west.
The Snow Mountain is a very important place. Before Buddha’s full enlightenment, he practiced an ascetic life in a cave on Snow Mountain. He slowly reduced his food intake until you could see his bones. As he was unable to find full enlightenment by practicing austerity in this way, he began to eat more food to regain his strength.
Beliefs and Events
a religion without original sin, judgment, a wrathful God, a multitude of gods and saints, an eternal hell, Satan, a sense of guilt, a personality cult, idolizing a book, a blood sacrifice for atonement, a rejection of personal experience, holy wars, hypocritical rules, sexism, a coltish mindset, and money and power obsessions.
events : First Buddhist Council at Rajagaha (486) after the Parinirvana*, under the patronage of King Ajatasattu.