Essay on Buddhism : A Religious Philosophy

3795 Words Dec 13th, 2014 16 Pages
Buddhism is a religious philosophy that originated in Asia by one of the great spiritual leader of all, Siddhartha Gautam also known as Buddha. The ideas of Buddhism are as pertinent in the present day as it was around two and a half thousand years ago. In Asia, people study Buddhism. They learn about his life and the philosophies he kept and practiced. Also, they learn that he was a great leader with great ideas. Some of these ideas are the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold path, Nirvana, fundamental wisdoms, the theory of karma and rebirth, the five precepts, middle way and the Wheel of Dharma. They learn about his great achievement and how he was able to create a whole new religion, through influencing many people with his unique practices and philosophy, Buddhism has become the fourth largest religion in the world. By living in Asia and studying Buddhism there, people firsthand, learn that he is a great religious leader who left a legacy not just on Asian culture, but on the whole world, by creating a entire new religion and changing people’s way of living.
Buddhism was founded by a man named Siddhartha Gautama. He was born in the fifth century BCE, in Nepal. To be more specific, he was born in an eminent garden of Lumbini which was soon elevated to a place of pilgrimage. Even then it wasn’t sure that he was really born in Lumbini; it was a traditional belief. No one is sure of the Buddha’s actual birthplace. However, evidence indicates that he was born at…

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