Essay Examples on Siddhartha

Buddhism is one of the world's largest and oldest religions

Buddhism is one of the world's largest and oldest religions. Buddhist ideas have been influencing many people from all around the world for over twenty-five centuries. Siddhartha Gautama Buddha discovered the four noble truths and the Eightfold Path to Nirvana. He had found a way to be in utmost joy. Buddhism is a religion that is practiced by hundreds of million people in the world. There are three schools branches of Buddhism which include: Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana. Mahayana is largely practiced in China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Korea, Tibet, and Japan. It is the most followed branch. Theravada is found mostly in Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, and Burma. It is the second-largest practiced branch. The least followed branch is Vajrayana. It is practiced primarily in Tibet. Although they are different branches they focus on the same teachings, such as that the Buddha is their Master who gave them the Teachings accepting the Four Noble Truths and there are different ways to achieve enlightenment. Buddhism mythology is important to the culture of its people because it describes how the universe was created after being demolished and then re evolving into its present form over a period of innumerable millions of years, it forms the importance of reaching enlightenment and it expounds the belief that God is unknowable. The universe was created without intervention of any God, nor nature according to the Buddhists. The creation happened over and again all through time. Going to the start of each cycle land begins to shape in darkness on the exterior of the water.

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