Buddhism Essay

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Buddhism Essay
Tiger Woods has recently been involved in a very mind boggling and life changing situation. Tiger Woods has been caught cheating on his wife with other women. This event truly shows that Tiger’s desires have brought sorrow to his life. This is very ironic because the desires he has brought among himself are believed to be what the Buddhist faith encourages its followers. Buddhism is supposed to be a very peaceful and calm religion in which people try to avoid desires, which Tiger
Woods isn’t achieving. To begin, the founder of Buddhism is Siddhartha Gautama. Siddhartha was born in 563 B.C. He was the prince of northern India. He was the son of King Suddhodana and Queen Maya. Siddhartha lived a very
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In this branch, they recognize Buddha as a great spiritual leader and followed Buddha’s original teachings. The second and final branch is Mahayana which means greater vehicle.
This branch turned the teachings of Buddha into a universal religion with priests, ritual, and temples. There are a lot of things that make Buddhism to be a such a unique and different from other religions. The central focus of most religions is God, or gods, but Buddhism is non-theistic. The Buddha taught that believing in gods was not useful for those seeking to realize enlightenment. Most religions are defined by their beliefs. But in
Buddhism, merely believing in doctrines is beside the point. The Buddha said that we should not accept doctrines just because we read them in scripture or are taught them by priests. Instead of teaching doctrines to be memorized and believed, the Buddha taught how we can realize truth for ourselves. The focus of Buddhism is on practice rather than belief.
There are multiple holidays that are celebrated in the Buddhist religion. One holiday is the Buddhist New Year It is celebrated on different occasions throughout the world. In
Theravadin countries (Thailand, Burma, Sri Lanka) the New Year is celebrated for three days from the first full moon day in April. In Mahayana countries, the New Year usually starts on the first full moon day in January, and Tibetan

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