Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Overview of Buddhism Religion in India - 4 Noble Truths

Overview of Buddhism Religion in India - 4 Noble Truths

There were numerous persons conflicting and questioning the basics and superstitions of Hinduism, but it was Siddartha who fought against it and founded the basics of Buddhism.

Buddhism is another dharmic religion, which is also a philosophy and a system of psychology. Buddhism is also known as Buddha Dharma, which means the "teachings of the Awakened One" in Sanskrit. Buddhism was founded around the fifth century BCE by Siddhartha Gautama, hereafter referred to as "the Buddha".

Buddha was born in the ancient Indian Shakya nation, present day Lumbini (Nepal), and that he died around age 80 in Kushinagar in India. He lived around the fifth century BC, according to scholarship. Classification of present-day Buddhism among scholars divides present-day followers into the following three traditions : the Therwada, Mahayana and Vajrayana.

The Four Noble Truths According to the scriptures, the Buddha taught that in life there exists sorrow which is caused by desire and it can be cured by following the Noble Eightfold Path. Buddha molded Buddhism’ basic principles modifying Sanatana Dharma and his own ideas. Birth is suffering, aging is suffering, illness is suffering, death is suffering; union with what is displeasing is suffering; separation from what is pleasing is suffering; not to get what one wants is suffering; in brief, the five aggregates subject to clinging are suffering.

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