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What are Buddhist Beliefs?

  1. Spiritual Tradition

Buddhism is a spiritual tradition that focuses on personal spiritual development and gains a deeper understanding of the true nature of life. It has 376 million followers worldwide.

  1. Path of the Buddha

Buddhists seek to attain Nirvana by following in the footsteps of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha, who went on to attain enlightenment around the 6th century BC.

  1. Change Is Always Possible

There is no belief in a personal God. Buddhists believe that there is no fixed or constant and that change is always possible.

  1. Practice and Development

The path to enlightenment is to practice and develop morality, meditation, and practice.

  1. Suffering and Uncertainty

Buddhists believe that life is endless and involves impatience, suffering, and doubt.

  1. Signs of Existence

These states are called the tilakhana, or the 3 signs of existence.

  1. Reincarnated Over

Because existence is endless, individuals are born again and suffer for the rest of their lives.

  1. Lasts Forever

It is intolerance because there is no situation, good or bad, forever.

  1. Chief Cause of Suffering

Our misconception that things can exist is a major cause of suffering.

  1. History of Buddhism

The history of Buddhism is the story of a single man on his spiritual journey of enlightenment and learning and the ways of life from which he grew up.

  1. Royal Family

Siddhartha Gautama Buddha was born into a royal family in present-day Nepal about 2500 years ago.

  1. Life of Privilege and Luxury

He lived a life of privilege and luxury, and one day he left the royal precincts and, for the first time, met an old man, a sick man, and a corpse.

  1. Became a Monk before Adopting

Disturbed by this, he became a monk before accepting the poverty of Indian asceticism.

  1. Pursue the Middle Way

He was not satisfied with any path and did not decide to pursue the ‘middle path’ which was not a life of luxury but a life free of poverty.

  1. Beneath the Bodhi Tree

Buddhists believe that one day he will be sitting under the Bodhi tree (Awakening Tree).

  1. Deeply Absorbed in Meditation

Siddhartha was deeply addicted to meditation and reflected on his life experiences until he became intelligent.

  1. Suffering and Rebirth towards Path

Finding the way to the light world, Siddhartha went to the light world through the pain of suffering and rebirth and became known as the Buddha or the ‘Awakening’.

  1. How Years Old

Buddhism is 2500 years old.

  1. Worldwide Followers

It currently has 376 million followers worldwide.

  1. Buddhists in Britain

There are over 150000 Buddhists in Britain.

  1. Siddhartha Gautama’s Quest

Buddhism emerged in the 6th century BC as a precursor to Siddhartha Gautama’s attempt to attain enlightenment.

  1. Humanity and God

There is no belief in a personal God. It is not centered on the connection between God and humanity.

  1. Change Always Possible

Buddhists believe that nothing is permanent or permanent – change is always possible.

  1. Theravada Buddhism and Mahayana Buddhism

The 2 main Buddhist sects are Theravada Buddhism and Mahayana Buddhism, but there are many more to see in Buddhist pilgrimage tour.

  1. Worship at Home or Temple

Buddhists can worship at home or in a temple.

  1. Meditation and Wisdom

The path to enlightenment is to practice and develop morality, meditation, and practice.

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