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Introduction to Buddhism Buddhists look to Buddha as an example of a higher being. But he is not looked at as a God. Buddhists see him as a role model.Tripitaka is seen as an important text. The 5 Precepts are important + the 5 more for monks and nuns. Buddhists worship in temples, OR at home. Buddhists do not need to go to the temple to worship. Mahabodhi Temple. This place is significant because of events in Buddhas life. It is where he achieved enlightenment. Its not necessary to visit though.Visakha Puja Day: (Look at it like the everything day) it celebrates the birth, enlightenment, and death of Buddha. Asalha Puja Day: Happens on a full moon and celebrates the teachings of Buddha. It is believed that his teachings occurred on Full Moons.The Statue of Buddha. Lotus Flower, (it grew where Buddha stepped as a baby), The Four Sights (old man, sick man, corpse, ascetic monk)Siddhartha Gautama, (later Buddha)Meditation, Yoga, they believe in being nice and not making war or violence, Karma ~ good actions lead to good things, bad actions lead to the badNot enjoy killing, dont over-indulge but also not to deprive yourself of things (asceticism) no sexual misconduct, this is called the Middle Way.Inner peace for yourself, finding enlightenment, the point is to end human suffering Monks, nuns, and the Dalai LamaMonks, nuns, and the Dalai Lama Accept all religionsThey don't believe in blind faithBuddha is called the enlightened oneBuddha was a princeRubbing Buddhas stomach brings you good luckBuddhism is one of the fastest growing religionsThey don't believe in gods coming to save themBuddha was born hindu, and the religion shares some aspects with Hinduism 2500 years ago (500 BCE)Siddhartha Gautama563 BCEKshatriyas CasteHe was born in what is now Nepal. Kingdom of Shakya (India at the time)King ShuddhodanaQueen MayaThe Early Life Of Buddha He descended from heaven in the form of a White elephant into his mother. After he was born, he took 7 steps and said this is my last birth. Also there was a wise man who predicted Greatness for Siddhartha in the form of either a Holy man or a King. (his father wanted him to be a king).This meant that he was reincarnated for the last timeThe King wanted him to take over his rule. But he wasn't happy he wanted to become a holy man. The King never left him leave the kingdom so that he wouldn't witness human suffering.Old man, sick man, dead man, and the ascetic monkFind the solution between luxury and asceticism Left his life of comfort, MEDITATION, CONTROLLED BREATING, REDUCING FOOD INTAKE (fasting)He discovered the middle way through meditationStarted to meditate (for 49 days) he saw all his past lives and he removed all the cravings and wants in his life, finding nirvana. He stayed in this state for 7 days or 7 weeks (depending on who answers)An understanding of the truth of life and the freedom from ignorance.a state of total supreme realization and serenity.

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