Buddhism By:aaron Mugrage


Around 530 B.C. by Siddhartha Gautama. Lived in a huge palace in northern India and never experienced pain, suffering, or death. He went outside one day and saw a sick man, and old man, and a dead man. Thought that life was an endless cycle of pain and the only way to avoid it was to seek wisdom.

Buddha statue.

Four Noble Truths

First Truth: Everything in life is suffering and sorrow.

Second Truth: The cause of all the pain and suffering is peoples self-centered cravings and desires.

Third Truth: The way to end all pain is to end all desires.

Fourth Truth: People can overcome their desires and attain enlightenment by following the Eightfold Path.

Eightfold Path

Right Knowledge, Right purpose, Right speech, Right living, Right action, Right effort, Right mindfulness, and Right meditation.

By following Eightfold Path you can achieve Nirvana-- Which is release from all pain and suffering.


Buddha is the main guy of the monotheistic religion, Buddhism. He taught followers to treat all living things with kindness and love.


The Dharma Wheel, is the universal symbol of Buddhism. It represents the Eightfold path of Buddhism and Buddha himself

The Eternal Knot, said to symbolize how everything is connected.


The Tipitaka is the holy book of Buddhism. This book preserves all of the teachings in Buddhism.

Number of Followers

There are an estimated 488 million people that practices Buddhism as of 2010. (wiki) 7 to 8 percent of world population.

Where can you find Buddhism?

Buddhism has been significant not only in India but also in Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar , and Laos. Also has been found in China, Japan, Taiwan, Tibet, Nepal, Mongolia, Korea, and Vietnam.

Where do they worship?

Buddhists worship at home or at a buddhist temple. They listen to monks worship and chant for Buddha.

(Hangzhou, Shanghai)


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