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Buddhism Study Guide

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Buddhism a religion based on the teaching of the Buddha that developed in India in the 500s BC
Eightfold Path The buddha believed this path was a middle way between human desires and denying oneself any pleasure. 1) right thought 2) right intent 3) right speech 4) right action 5) right livelihood 6) right effort 7) right mindfulness 8) right concentration
Fasting going without food/hunger strike
Four Noble Truths at the heart of the buddhist teachings were 4 guiding principles, sorrow, suffering, nirvana and ignorance
Mahayana Buddhists believed that other people could interpret the Buddha's teachings to help people reach nirvana
Missionaries people who work to spread their religious beliefs
Nirvana a state of perfect peace
Meditation the focusing of the mind on spiritual ideas
Reincarnation a hindu/buddhist belief that souls are born and reborn many times, each time into a new body
Karma in hinduism/buddhism, the effects that good or bad actions have on a persons soul
Theravada Buddhists tried to follow the Buddha's teachings exactly as he had stated them
Siddhartha Gautama a buddhist prince not satisfied with his life, always felt like something was missing, became known later in left as The Buddha
The Buddha the intelligent one, he started meditating and fasting to talk to the spiritual gods
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