Buddhism

Buddhism - Buddhism Buddha o Buddha was born Hindu in the...

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Buddhism Buddha o Buddha was born Hindu in the 2 nd caste o his objections to Hinduism: too many Gods; Humans should get more attention than the gods too many rituals/too ritualistic too much focus on castes too much emphasis on sacrifices o there is a difference between Atman (soul-Hinduism) and Anatta (Buddhism) Common elements with Hinduism o Karma o Reincarnation o Ahinsa o Nirvana (moksha) o Hinduism – Om (Aum) and Buddhism – Wheel of Karma Life of Buddha o Buddha was born in 560 BC in the Chatriyas (second) caste o His father was a King of a small Kingdom (Nepal); he hoped that his son would become a great King o His full name is Siddhartha Gautama Buddha Siddhartha means: “The one who has overcome the cycle of birth and death” Gautama means: “good soul” Buddha means: “The one who has awakened and found wisdom” Legends about Buddha o The moment he was born, Buddha walked 7 steps. This symbolized that this birth was his 7 th birth
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o His mother saw in a dream a white elephant walking into her womb. Expert in dream interpretation decided that Buddha would either become a great king or teacher. As a result of the dream interpretation, the king raised his son in a luxurious and princely manner; he had extravagance and was given the finest education including the arts of battle and warfare
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