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History of Buddhism It is a religion and philosophy encompassing a variety of traditions, beliefs, and practices Largely based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama
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Siddhartha Gautama 6th Century b.c.e. Born in Lumbini, Northern India Father: Shuddhodana, Mother: Maya Father protected him from the 4 passing sites Sickness, old age, death, and sannyasin The awakened or enlightened teacher who shared his insights to help sentient beings end suffering, achieve nirvana, and
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(Continued) Goes on a spiritual quest and gives up all material possessions and his family Sits under the fig tree for many years until he becomes enlightened His goal was to find the way to total liberation from suffering
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Buddhist Scriptures No single central text for Buddhism Vinaya Pitaka and the first four Nikayas of the Sutta Pitaka are important to most Buddhist traditions Mahaparinibbana Sutta (Buddha’s cremation) Mahayana Buddhism : Mahayana Sutras Vajrayana Buddhism : Tantrayana TheravadaBuddhism : Pali Canon
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Divisions in Buddhism Mahayana Buddhism : the path of compassion and wisdom Evolved from Pali scriptures “Great vehicle” Buddha is an immanent presence in the universe
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