BUDDHISM : BUDDHISM Place of Origin North East India
Founder Siddhartha Gautama (The Buddha)
Sacred Text Tripitaka
Major Festivals Wesak
Main Branches Theravada (South East Asia), Mahayana (Tibet, China, Taiwan,Korea and Japan) SYMBOLS : SYMBOLS PRACTISES : PRACTISES Worship at homes or in pagodas
Worshippers may sit on the floor barefoot facing an image of Buddha and chanting/ listen to monks chanting from religious texts and take part in prayers.
offerings of flowers, candles, incense and pure water at a shrine
Meditation => Nirvana
Monthly religious day: full moon. TEACHINGS : TEACHINGS 3 SIGNS OF BEINGS
FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS
NOBLE EITHFOLD PATH 3 SIGNS OF BEING : 3 SIGNS OF BEING Nothing is perfect
Everything in life is changing
There is no soul. What carries on to the next life is karma. 4 NOBLE TRUTHS : 4 NOBLE TRUTHS Suffering exists
There is a cause for suffering (desire)
There is an end to suffering (no desire)
To end suffering, you must follow the eightfold path EIGHTFOLD PATH : EIGHTFOLD PATH 5 MORALS : 5 MORALS Do not take the life of anything living. (Do not kill)
Do not take anything not freely given. (Do not steal)
Abstain from sexual misconduct and sensual overindulgence.
Refrain from untrue speech, (Do not lie)
Do not consume alcohol or other drugs. The main concern here is that intoxicants cloud the mind.