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Mahayana Hinayana Buddhism: Sects & Beliefs

Mahayana Hinayana Buddhism: Sects & Beliefs

The main spiritual goal of Buddhism is to attain ‘Nirvana’, which means the spiritual liberation from the cycle of birth and rebirth. Buddhism religion does not believe in the existence of god and questions the Hindu practice of elaborate ceremonies, image worship, suppression of women and the elevation of Brahmins. Its core lies in the philosophy that every one is …

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Lord Buddha: Birth and Renunciation

Lord Buddha: Birth and Renunciation

Buddha was a real historical character at the same time he was a mythical man of legend. Buddhist mythology is replete with legends relating to his birth. It is believed that Buddha had come into being after through a series of birth and death. In some he was reborn as human and in some, as an animal. And that Buddha …

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Buddha Poornima: The Holy Day

Buddha Poornima: The Holy Day

Vesak is the day the Buddhists regard as the most important one in their religious calendar. While the Theravadas call it by the name of Vesak, it has got different names, depending on the places where it is observed. For instance, in India, the land of Buddha, the Day is more familiar as the Buddha Poornima, the full moon of …

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Buddha Purnima: Buddhist Culture & Traditions

Buddha Purnima: Buddhist Culture & Traditions

This is the most sacred day in the Buddhist calendar and is celebrated with great enthusiasm. Although Buddhists regard every full moon as sacred, the moon of the month of Vaisakh / Baisakh (April – May) has special significance because it was on this day that the Buddha was born, attained enlightenment and Nirvana. This three-fold coincidence, gives Buddha Purnima …

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Buddha Purnima Legends: Buddhist Culture & Traditions

Buddha Purnima Legends: Buddhist Culture & Traditions

The three most significant events in the life of Great Buddha occurred on the same day. His birth, enlightenment and death (nirvana), all happened on a full moon night in April/May. This makes the day – called Buddha Purnima or Buddha Jayanti – all the more sacred for Buddhists. The Buddha was born Siddhartha Gautama in 544 BC, to King …

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Buddhism Quiz: GK Questions on Buddhism

Buddhism Quiz

Buddhism Quiz: Buddhism is a religion to about 300 million people around the world. The word comes from ‘budhi’, ‘to awaken’. It has its origins about 2,500 years ago when Siddhartha Gotama, known as the Buddha, was himself awakened (enlightened) at the age of 35.

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Buddhism Glossary Quiz: Basic Buddhist terms

Buddhism Glossary Quiz

Buddhism Glossary Quiz: Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, was born into a royal family in present-day Nepal over 2500 years ago. He lived a life of privilege and luxury until one day he left the royal enclosure and encountered for the first time, an old man, a sick man, and a corpse. Disturbed by this he became a monk before adopting …

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Basic Buddhism Quiz: MCQ on Buddha Dharma

Basic Buddhism Quiz

Basic Buddhism Quiz:Buddhism is a tradition that focuses on personal spiritual development. Buddhists strive for a deep insight into the true nature of life and do not worship gods or deities. From Hegel to Nietzsche to Alan Watts, the West has always presumed to know what Buddhism is all about. See if you can distinguish the truth from the falsehood.

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Buddhism 101 Quiz: MCQ on Buddha & Buddhism

Buddhism 101 Quiz

Buddhism 101 Quiz – Buddhism was founded in India during the 6th century BCE. Buddhism is a spiritual tradition that focuses on personal spiritual development and the attainment of a deep insight into the true nature of life. There are 376 million followers worldwide. Buddhists seek to reach a state of nirvana, following the path of the Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, who …

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Baisakhi Legends: Indian Culture & Traditions

Baisakhi Legends: Indian Culture & Traditions

There are various legends associated with the colorful and vibrant festival of Baisakhi. A study of these interesting legends of Baisakhi reveal that the day of Baisakhi is significant not just for Sikhs but also for Hindus and Buddhists alike. Besides, it is joyous to note that as a harvest festival, people of all communities in Punjab celebrate Baisakhi in …

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