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Buddhism at a glance

Posted in Buddhist with tags on May 18, 2009 by veevie1983

ataglance

Buddhism is a spiritual tradition that focuses on personal spiritual development and the attainment of a deep insight into the true nature of life.

Buddhism teaches that all life is interconnected, so compassion is natural and important.

  • Buddhism is 2,500 years old
  • There are currently 376 million followers worldwide
  • There are around 151, 816 Buddhists in Britain according to the 2001 census
  • Buddhism arose as a result of Siddhartha Gautama’s quest for Enlightenment in around the 6th Century BCE
  • There is no belief in a personal God. It is not centred on the relationship between humanity and God
  • Buddhists believe that nothing is fixed or permanent – change is always possible
  • The two main Buddhist sects are Theravada Buddhism and Mahayana Buddhism, but there are many more
  • Buddhism is a very colourful faith with many festivals throughout the year
  • Buddhists can worship both at home or at a temple

The path to Enlightenment is through the practice and development of morality, meditation and wisdom.

>>> Go to Buddhism

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Relics of the Buddha

Posted in Relics of the Buddha with tags on May 15, 2009 by veevie1983

The excellent gems of Buddhism
are the three gems
And one of them is our Lord Buddha
All things are created for his remembrance
Only Buddha’s relics
are the most important
Coming from his body for mankind

รัตนะที่ประเสริฐสุดในพระพุทธศาสนา คือพระรัตนตรัย
หนึ่งในนั้น คือองค์สมเด็จพระสัมมาสัมพุทธเจ้า
ปูชนียวัตถุมากมายถูกสร้างขึ้น
เพื่อระลึกถึงพระองค์
แต่พระบรมสารีริกธาตุ
เป็นปูชนียวัตถุเพียงสิ่งเดียว
ที่บังเกิดจากพระวรกายของพระองค์

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