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Buddhism at a glance

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

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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.

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Albert Einstein on Buddhism

Posted in Buddhist with tags on April 30, 2009 by veevie1983

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Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in a cosmic religion for the future: It transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology; it covers both the natural and spiritual; and it is based on a religious sense aspiring from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity. — Albert Einstein

If there is any religion that would cope with modern scientific needs it would be Buddhism. — Albert Einstein

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Posted in Buddhist with tags on April 30, 2009 by veevie1983

Following the Buddha’s Footsteps


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Instilling Goodness School
City of Ten Thousand Buddhas
Talmage, CA 95481

Introduction to Buddhism

As a child,  Siddhartha  the  Buddha,  was troubled by  some of the same  thoughts that  children today  have. They wonder  about birth and death.

They wonder why they get sick and why grandfather died. They wonder why their wishes do not come true. Children also wonder about happiness and the beauty in nature.

Because the Buddha knew what was in the hearts of children and human kind, he taught everyone how to live a happy and peaceful life. Buddhism is not learning about strange beliefs from faraway lands.

It is about looking at and thinking about our own lives. It shows us how to understand ourselves and how to cope with our daily problems.

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