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What is the historical and geographical background of Buddhism?

What is the historical and geographical background of Buddhism?

Buddhism background: Buddhism came into existence in India some 2,600 years ago when an Indian Prince, Siddhattha, became enlightened and hence came to be known as the Buddha, meaning the Enlightened One. His teaching is preserved in Buddhist scriptures known as the Tripitaka, which literally means the three baskets, namely the Vinaya or Vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), Sutta or Suttanta-pitaka (collection …

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What is the World Fellowship of Buddhists?

World Fellowship of Buddhists (WFB)

The World Fellowship of Buddhists (WFB) is an international Buddhist organization which was founded in B.E. 2493 (1950) in Sri Lanka where representatives from 27 countries from Asia, Europe and North America met for the first time in history. Buddhist delegates from all over the world representing various schools of Buddhism, viz., Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana traditions, were unified under …

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What is Karma, and why is it so important to Buddhists?

What is Karma, and why is it so important to Buddhists?

Karma In Buddhism: The Karma or sum of good and bad deeds that a person did in one life, will affect the quality of their next life. Buddhist believe that everyone is reborn, therefore they think that Karma is important in once life. Karma in Buddhism is the force that drives samsara – the cycle of suffering and rebirth for each …

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What is Buddhism? Buddhism Beliefs

Buddhism in India: Buddhist Culture & Tradition

Buddhism is a religion and philosophy encompassing a variety of traditions, beliefs and practices, largely based on teachings attributed to Siddhartha Gautama, commonly known as the Buddha. The Buddha lived and taught in the northeastern Indian subcontinent some time between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE. He is recognized by Buddhists as an awakened or enlightened teacher who shared his …

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In Buddhism, can women attain enlightenment?

In Buddhism, can women attain enlightenment?

In Buddhism, can women attain enlightenment? The Buddha was the first religious leader to accept equal spiritual potentiality of men and women. The nature of enlightenment transcends gender difference, which otherwise tends to limit women in their social contexts. For this reason women were accepted into the Order (Sangha), and proved themselves worthy of the Buddha’s recognition. Some of them …

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Why do we celebrate Eid-Ul-Fitr?

Why do we celebrate Eid-Ul-Fitr?

Eid-Ul-Fitr, Eid al-Fitr, Id-ul-Fitr, or Id al-Fitr, often abbreviated to Eid, is a two-day Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm). Eid is an Arabic word meaning “festivity,” while Fiṭr means “original nature,” implying the restoration of one’s best human composition. The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the thirty days of dawn-to-sunset …

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How is Hanuman related to Pandavas?

How is Hanuman related to Pandavas?

The venerable ape also features in the great epic Mahabharata. How Hanuman met the valiant Bhima, one of the Pandava brothers is itself a marvelous tale. He recognized Bhima as his spiritual brother, since both were born with the blessings of Pavana, the Wind God, and promised to aid the Pandavas in the big battle of Kurukshetra (now in Haryana …

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How did Hanuman served Lord Rama?

How did Hanuman served Lord Rama?

How did Hanuman served Lord Rama? Hanuman’s initial words highly impressed Lord Rama, and made him comment: “None can talk this way without mastering the Vedas. He has such a flawless countenance, a wonderful accent, and a captivating way of speaking. He has the ability to move even an enemy…” After he revealed his identity as the prince of Ayodhya, …

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