Facts About Buddhism


Siddhartha Gautama (the buddha) an Indian prince

High Power


Sacred Text (Holy book)

Pail canon ( triptaka) numerous

Spiritual Leaders

Monk (lama in Tibetan Buddhism

Unlimate Reality

Nothing is perminet

Major Holidays

Vary by, but often include Budda's birthday, Budda's enlightment lunar quaters

Beliefs about afterlife

Rebith or nirvana Nirvana is seen simply as the cessation of sufferng by some and as a heavenly paradise by others

Beliefs:1 Human nature :

There is no selfor soul human existance is nothng more than a combination of five impermanet componets (Khanda)


Purpose of life

Thervada-Become an arhat, escape the cycle of rebirth, and attain nirvana mahanya Become a Boddhistava then help others attain enlightenment

Date Founded

C.520 BCE

Adherents (followers)

360 millions (1)

Size Rank

Fourth largest world religion

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