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What is Buddhism

Buddhism is a discipline, that can lead to spiritual development, and happiness. Practicing Buddhism can give you an insight into the true nature of existence. Buddhism is NOT a religion.

Buddhism is a discipline, that can lead to spiritual development, and happiness. Practicing Buddhism can give you an insight into the true nature of existence.

Because Buddhism does not include worship of a deity, or a creator God, it is generally not considered a religion. But practically speaking Buddhism is at the core of every religion.

 

 

The basic tenets of Buddhist teaching would include

  • Life is a test
  • Nothing is fixed or permanent
  • One does not become┬ásuperior merely by birth or inheritance. Actions make one superior
  • The intention supersedes action
  • You are responsible for your actions
  • All actions have consequences [Understanding Karma]
  • Change is possible
  • Happiness and success are achievable by all, irrespective of race, nationality, caste, sexuality, or gender.
  • It is your duty to develop compassion, spiritual enlightenment, and liberation.
  • The key is to liberate you from struggle, and worldly suffering.

 

 

All modern religions require worship of a deity, and provide laws that control the principles of life. Buddhism, on the other hand, is nothing more than self-discipline, and a way of life. Both can go together quite well.

Since Buddhism does not include worshipping of a deity, and the historical Buddha is no more than an enlightened teacher, one could easily be a Christian, or even a Muslim, Buddhist.

 

What is Buddhism


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