Buddhism And Its Impact On Life Essay

1721 Words Nov 5th, 2014 7 Pages
Buddhism Started in 560 B.C.E, this religion is about a thousand to five-thousand years old. The founder of Buddhism was Gautama Siddartha who was born a prince, but at a very young age he found himself troubled by all the human suffering that was going on. So Gautama Siddartha eventually gave up his place as prince and went on a spiritual quest to understand how to overcome human suffering. On Gautama Siddartha quest he came to a place near the city of Gaya, and he set underneath a pipal tree and meditated. There he became enlightened with the true nature of life and because of this enlightenment that he became known as Buddha Shakyamuni or the “Awakened One.” Buddha Shakyamuni taught many methods for gradually overcoming out own negative minds, and developing out positive minds. Buddha explains that all of out problems and suffering in life are from confused and negative minds, and thats why one must have peace, loving kindness, compassion, and wisdom. Buddha had many practices that he came up with like the Four Noble Truths and those are: life is suffering, suffering is caused by desire, to end suffering one must end desire, to overcome desire one must follow the Eightfold Path. The Eightfold Path will lead to lasting happiness they are: Know the truth, do not say anything that will hurt others, practice meditation, control your own thoughts, turn away for evil, abolish your evil mind, work for the good of others, and lastly respect others. There are also the…

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