Buddhism by jude daehn and jack hewitt

Buddhism. Buddhism is a popular religion that revolves around the idea that when a person dies then they will be born again or reincarnated. Reincarnation is when a person dies and then his soul finds another infant host and inhabits that body to be born and raised and live a life as that same person again. This religion started in 563 bc (Before Christ) and since then has 500 million followers in total. Siddhartha is the founder of buddhism he was born into royalty as a prince in 624 BC in a place called Lumbini, which was originally in northern India but is now part of Nepal. He led a sheltered life until he was age 29 when he ventured out of the opulent palace that he lived in and saw poverty, sickness and death first-hand for the first time. After this he wondered into the wilderness to renounce worldly pleasures and seek a path to internal enlightenment. In the this religion Siddhartha's birthday is celebrated as a reminder to all Buddhists what started there religion. Buddhists use the Tripitaka or scrolls as there storage of wisdom, most of these scrolls are stored in there temples which is were they worship and meditate. The Leadership Structure of this religion consists of two groups the monks and the non-monks. The monks are the more spiritual one that live in the temples and that spend hours at a time meditating and praying. The non-monks are the one that are part of the religion but don't the same dedication as the monks. Buddhism is a very large religion in the world that we live in today and it still grows for how long, we don't know.

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