Buddhism. By: Teagan welch. Where/When: Started in 560 B.C. - northern India How it started: Founder was Siddhartha Gautama : Went on trip outside palace walls Saw 4 things that forever changed his life Old man Sick man Dead man Beggar. Origins.
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How it started:
+ Began as an offspring of Hinduism in the country of India
+Buddhists are encouraged to test everything they read or hear, to see if it stands up to their own standards as true or not
+ The Afterlife Depends on this Life
+ Buddhist aim to educate oneself and meditate in order to escape from this cycle of rebirth, to enter Nirvana.
+ The Eightfold Path
+ The Four Noble Truths
+ Meditation is Key
+ “Without calming our mind, and examining our mind’s nature and its beliefs, we can never reach enlightenment”
The Eightfold Path
Four Noble Truths
The truth of suffering (dukkha)
The truth of the cause of suffering (samudaya)
The truth of the end of suffering (nirhodha)
The truth of the path that frees us from suffering (magga)
Buddhism spread through monks, and religious teachings. It also spread by Buddha’s word and so on and so forth.
+ Major Events were as follow:
- Birth of Siddhartha Guatama
- 1st Buddhist Council
- Buddhist Canon (like a council)
- Reign of Asoka
+ More Major Events…
-20th Century existence
+ Buddhism does not consider women as being inferior to men
+ Considers men and women to be equally useful to the society
+Buddha unhesitatingly accepted that women are capable of realizing the Truth, just as men are
+ Buddhists said women can play and should play as a wife, a good mother in making the family life a success
+ Basically Buddhism gave women credit for doing work as a mother