Buddhism The Buddhist Way of Life

Founder: Siddhartha Gautama was born c. 6th-4th century BCE in Lumbini, present day Nepal. Accordinging to asiasociety.org, at Siddhartha's birth, a soothsayer predicted that he might become a renouncer.
Buddhism is a very personal religion. It affects their everyday lifestyle.
The Tripitaka: Meaning "the word of Buddha". The Tripitaka is also known as the Pali Canon. It's the earliest collection of Buddhist teachings. It was handed down orally until the third century.
Tibetan The Book of the dead: Also known as "Barbo Thodol". Believed to be the work of Padma Sambhana in the 8th Century AD. The Tibetan acts as a guide for the dead during the state that intervenes death and the next Rebirth. It Teaches that once awareness is freed from the body, it creates it's own reality like a dream.
Began to be complied in the first century bce. unlike the pali canon, there is no definitive Mahayana Canon. Buddhists believe that the Mahayana Sutras are an authentic account of teachings given From Buddha himself.

Buddhism Influence: Although Buddhism spread throughout Asia, it remained unknown in the West until modern times. Buddhism spread eastwards and changed China, Korea, and Japan forever. Knowledge of Buddhism has come through three main channels including western scholars, philosophers, and writers/artists.

impact: Buddhism taught society to focus on love, equality, and nonviolence. Buddhism also taught society that man himself is the architect of his own destiny.
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