Buddhism

Religion Origin

Most Historians agree that Buddhism originated in northern India in the 5th century B.C.E. About 2500 years ago, a prince named Siddhartha Guatama. He left his palace and saw a sick man, an old man, a dead man, and a monk. These things the prince saw showed him that he wasn't inescapable from sickness and death. Siddartha spent many years doing religious practices. He realized that there was a higher calling , while he was sitting underneath a fig tree in Bodh Gaya, India.

Leadership

The Buddhist's are lead The God Buddha. Also Called the Enlightened one.


Symbols

These symbols represent what Buddhism is all about. Spiritual enlightenment

Diffusion

An Indian emperor named Asoka supported the Buddhism religion and helped move this belief throughout India. He sent missionaries all the way to Syria, which greatly helped this religion.



Deities and Holy Places

Buddhist's worship the places Buddha has been, such as his birthplace, his first sermon , and where he died. they visit temples and shrines to worship Buddha.


Beliefs

Correct understanding of human native and ultimate reality


Rejected speculations about such matters as God