Buddhism

Founder- Siddhartha Guatama


Holy books- The Tripitaka, Mahayana Sutras and the Tibetan Book of the Dead are three major noncanonicial Buddhist texts


Origin- The origin of Buddhism points to one man, Siddhartha Guatamathe historical Buddha, who was born in Lumbini


Movement- Th Buddha did not appoint any successor , and asked his followers to work towards liberation


Beliefs- the basic doctrines of early Buddhism which remain common to all Buddhism, include the "Four Noble Truths": existence is suffering; suffering has a cause, namely craving and attachment; there is a cessation of suffering, which is nirivana; and there is a path to the cessation of suffering, the "Eightfold Path" of right views


Practices- Becoming a Buddhist is making a commitment to practice Buddhism by taking the values of refuge


Code of Conduct-

1. To undertake the training to avoid taking the life of beings

2. To undertake the training to avoid taking things not given

3. To undertake the training to avoid sexual misconduct

4. To undertake the training to refrain from false speech

5. To undertake the training to abstain from substances which cause intoxication and heedlessness

6. To abstain from taking food inappropriate times

7. To abstain from dancing, singing, music and entertainments as well as refraining from the use of perfumes, ornaments and other I teams used to adorn or beautify the person

8. To undertake the training to abstain from using high or luxurious beds


Final resting place- the Buddhas body was cremated and the resides were placed in monuments or stupas, some of which are believed to have survived until the present


How does practicing this religion affect the daily lives of its followers?

A: the four noble truths

The noble eightfold path

The five precepts

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