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18 Fall - SS Unit 1


Where did Buddhism develop? Ancient India
Who was the creator of Buddhism? Siddhartha Gautama or "Buddha"
When was Buddha born? 500s B.C
How long did Buddha seek enlightenment? 6 years
What did Buddha do to find his 1st step to find this new path? gave up his possessions and left his palace
What is one of Buddhism's most sacred places? Bodh Gaya
What did Buddha learn while meditating ? Four noble truths
What is the Eightfold Path? a series of steps that Buddhists believe leads to enlightenment and salvation
What would happen if you followed the Eightfold path? you could attain Nirvana
What does Buddhism teach people? that they can escape the suffering of the world thru Buddha's teachings
What is Nirvana? a state of perfect peace in which the soul would be free from suffering forever
What happened to those that did not obtain Nirvana? they were reborn to live through the cycle of suffering again
What are the basic teachings of the Eightfold path? the Middle Way
How did Buddha find enlightenment? He sat alone under a tree meditating, tested by storms & earthly temptations, at dawn he had been transformed
What does the Middle Way advise people to do? to live in moderation avoiding extreme discomfort or comfort in search for Nirvana
What are the 3 main traditions that formed after Buddha died? Theravada Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism & Tibetan Buddhism
Approximately how many Buddhists are there today? 350 Million +
Where do the majority of Buddhists live today? Asia
Created by: lprinke



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