The Origins of Buddhism
Wonder About Buddism
Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni, or simply the Buddha, was a sage on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. Born in the Shakya republic in the Himalayan foothills, Gautama Buddha taught primarily in northeastern India.
(540 BCE–468 BCE ), also known as Vardhamana, was the twenty-fourth and last tirthankara of Jainism. He was born into a royal family in what is now Bihar, India.
Gautama is the primary figure in Buddhism, and accounts of his life, discourses, and monastic rules are believed by Buddhists to have been summarized after his death and memorized by his followers. Various collections of teachings attributed to him were passed down by oral tradition, and first committed to writing about 400 years later.
Q;What is buddism?
A; buddism is a religon based on the teaching of siddharta gautama, an indian spirtual leader.
Q:what are the four sightings?
A;there were a sad poor guy dying, another that died , AND OTHER PEOPLE THAT DIED
4. What is the essential characteristic of Buddhism?
Traditionally, Buddhism is defined as the path leading to enlightenment, as Buddha means an awakened person or enlightened person. Thus, the essential characteristic of Buddhism, as the term expresses, is the path to enlightenment and liberation from the world of samsāra.