Buddhism: Heather Henderson
Buddhism started 6th century BC.
This is were Buddhism was started.
Gautama sat beneath a tree and vowed not to move until he had attained enlightenment. Days later, he arose as the Buddha - the "enlightened one." He spent the remaining 45 years of his life teaching the path to liberation from suffering and establishing a community of monks.
All Buddhists teachings trace their beginnings to the teachings of the Buddha, and particularly his Four Noble Truths and Eightfold Path. The Four Noble Truths are:
1) Their is suffering in the world
2) Suffering is caused by human desires or greed.
3) Suffering can be stopped by stopping human desires
4) This can be done by following the Eightfold Path.
The Eightfold Path involves development of both thoughts and actions. A Buddhist practices achieving these steps in his or her life, often with the help of an experienced teacher.
Some of the holidays and festivals are New Year, Vaishhakha Festival, Hana Matsuri, and the Pirit.
Theravada is the teachings of elders. Buddhism is the fourth largest religion. Buddha found Buddhism. The statue of Buddha shows him on his death bed. People worship many gods.The rights they have are understanding thoughts, speech, action, livelihood, effort, mindfulness, and concentration. Lumbini is where Buddha was born. He who does good receives good. Monks give blessings. When you die they say your soul is said to go into a new born body. Lotus Sutra is a famous text. When the Buddha died he was cremated.