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Buddhism is a religion originating in Lumbini (present-day Nepal) during the 5th century BCE. The origin of Buddhism points to one man, Siddhartha Gautama, the historical Buddha. It follows the teachings of Buddha, who promoted love, harmony and peace within the human being and between human beings to reach Nirvana, which is the goal of its adherents. Buddhist beliefs and believers, sacred texts and writings, ethics and finally, rituals and ceremonies all form to create a dynamic, living religion; one that is constantly evolving. Similarly, to all other religions, Buddhism maintains a central belief, this is important so that it can be separated from other religions. Buddhism incorporates an immanent worldview where the divine being. It is important to believers for a religion to have a core belief so

that believers can search for their meaning of life. The belief that powerful beings

Ethics are the main reasons behind correct moral decision making. Ethics offers a

system of standards, which regulate moral decision making. Ethics within Buddhism

are found within the sacred texts and writings of the religion. Ethics have been found

and created through the use and readings from Buddha that have been found in the

Tripitaka. These ethics help to create a dynamic, living religion as we treat and do

things to other human beings as what we think is morally right.

These Characteristics have helped Buddhism become a dynamic, living religion and

will push the religion to continue to grow throughout the coming years.




noun: nirvana

(in Buddhism) a transcendent state in which there is neither suffering, desire, nor sense of self, and the subject is released from the effects of karma and the cycle of death and rebirth. It represents the final goal of Buddhism.



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