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If Not A Religion, What Is Buddhism?

  • 28/05/2017

Around 400BC, the religion of Buddhism came to light with the preaching’s of a historical individual named Buddha. It was because of him the western scholars termed this religion as Buddhism. It is said that the first mention of Buddhism can be tracked down to 2AD in a scripture called Clement of Alexandria. Even in … Continue reading “If Not A Religion, What Is Buddhism?”

The Story Behind How Buddha Was Born

“Among the Indians are those philosophers also who follow the precepts of Boutta, whom they honour as a god on account of his extraordinary sanctity. Clement of Alexandria, Stromata (Miscellanies), Book I, Chapter XV” this piece is indicative of the wide reach and the quick spread of teachings of Buddha as well as the influence … Continue reading “The Story Behind How Buddha Was Born”

With 360 million followers, Buddhism is the fourth largest religion in the world

After Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism is the largely followed religion throughout the world. Its origin can be drawn from the North of India by Siddhartha Gautama who lived from approximately from 563 to 460 BCE. Seven countries that per-dominantly follow Buddhism are Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Many forms of Buddhism … Continue reading “With 360 million followers, Buddhism is the fourth largest religion in the world”

The Composition Of Extensive Scriptures Which Bespeak Buddhism

A lot of Buddhism religion is recorded in scriptures and religious texts that can be classified on the basis of canonical and non-canonical. The sutras are believed to be actual words of Buddha either literally or metaphorically, firmly considered by Mahayana Buddhism. Zen Buddhism entirely rejects the concept of scriptures and written text in their … Continue reading “The Composition Of Extensive Scriptures Which Bespeak Buddhism”

Journey Of Siddhartha Gautama To Becoming The Buddha

Buddhism is a religious conviction which surfaced in and about the ancient kingdom of Magadha(Bihar). It is based on the philosophies of” Siddhartha Gautama” who was known as a “Buddha”. The conviction progressed as it extends from the northeastern province of the Indian subcontinent thru Central, East, and Southeast Asia. Siddhartha Gautama achieved enlightenment sitting … Continue reading “Journey Of Siddhartha Gautama To Becoming The Buddha”

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