Buddha Essays

  • Buddha

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    Buddha There are many Buddha’s in the world. The story by Ashvaghosha called The Life of Buddha talks about the original Buddha, and how he came to be. Sculptures and pictures of Buddha always have the same features. From the Art Institute in Chicago comes a sculpture of Buddha from China. These two things have a lot in common. The parts of the body in the sculptures depict certain things about a Buddha’s life and the way Buddhism spread though Asia influenced the arts depicting Buddha. Most works

  • Buddha

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    Buddha With the birth of the Buddha, being chosen as the “awakened one” at age thirty-five, his journey through life, and even in his death. Buddha has guided many to discovering the truths of life. Siddhartha Gautama became the Buddha at age thirty-five (Graves 1). The Buddha was believed to have been born in 563 B.C. in what now is Nepal but at the time was a part of India (1). The founder of Buddhism was the son of a chief of the hill tribe of the shakyas, who gave up family life, became an ascetic

  • The Teachings Of The Buddha

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    The teachings of the historic Buddha form the basis of the Buddhist world view and practice. Buddha also know has Siddartha Gautama was born in 624 BC, as a royal prince in a town called Lumbini, located in northern India, but is now part of Nepal. His parents named him Siddartha because there were remarkable predictions about his future. At the age of twenty-nine Siddartha Gautama abandoned the indulgence of his royal life. He wandered off into the world in search of understanding life. When he

  • Gautama Buddha

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    Did you know that Buddha was a prince? He descended from the Sakya dynasty. I am now going to now tell you about the prince Gautama Buddha, including his life, which is his Birth, Childhood, and his life as an adult; his religion, which includes the lack of gods, the four noble truths, and the Buddhist monks and nuns, and finally, his death, this is interesting in itself, considering its origin, probable causes, and the legends surrounding it. Buddha lived from around 565 BC to 484 BC, dying on or

  • The Life of Buddha

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    Gautama, most commonly known as Buddha, was born around 563 BC. (Chopra 3) He was born to a wealthy family and was never in need of anything. However, Buddha felt his life was incomplete and lacked happiness despite having a wife and son. I am going to report on Buddha’s life and his journey to enlightenment. I chose to report on this subject because I find the life and teachings of Buddha to be very interesting. Although he was much older before receiving the title, Buddha, I will refer to him as such

  • The Biography of Buddha

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    While the existence of Buddha is certain, the details about his life story and the substance of his Dharma or teachings often vary from sacred text to text. The inconsistencies in the details of Buddha’s story are a result of multiple scriptures about his life and teachings and the fact that they were not recorded until about 400 years after his death. Some of the texts contain what seem like exaggerated and even mythical type stories about Buddha’s life, all of the texts still consist of a consistent

  • The Buddha Documentary

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    The Buddha is a PBS documentary that follows the life of Gautama Buddha, discussing the history and teachings of Buddhism. The film is directed by David Grubin and narrated by Richard Gere, and features various experts on Buddhism and the history of the Buddha, including the Dalai Lama, poets, scholars, and practicing Buddhist monks. The movie combines ancient artwork, contemporary animation, and modern-day footage of India to educate viewers in an engaging and interesting way, with the various experts

  • Lord Buddha

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    messiah, like many people today believe. He was an ordinary man. Siddhartha Gautama helped revolutionize the world, by discovering Buddhism, and helping his followers find true peace in their lives through the path of enlightenment. The Hindu word, “Buddha”, means “One who is awake” (Pauling 5). Towards the end of his life Siddhartha became “awake”to the world around him. This enlightenment would be the building blocks for Buddhism, and would change the world forever. Siddhartha Gautama was born into

  • Little Buddha

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    watched the movie, “Little Buddha”, and it it starts with Lama Norbu who is a Buddhist monk going to search for Jesse Conrad. Lama Norbu finally finds Jesse, and after the meeting with Jesse and his family, he gives him a book called, “Little Buddha”. Throughout the movie the book is read to Jesse to teach him about Buddhism. In the movie, Jesse makes trips to the Monestary, and in the Monastery he learns about the monks and Lama Norbu also reads parts of “Little Buddha”. When Lama Norbu reads, we

  • Buddha and Confucius

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    him a greater understanding of the world, Siddhartha sat himself down under a fig tree, and meditated. After forty-nine days of meditation Siddhartha was said to have achieved an understanding of the cause of suffering, he then became known as the Buddha, enlightened one. In the Buddha’s first sermon, he laid out the four main ideas that he had been enlightened with; he called them the Four Noble Truths: 1) Everything in life is suffering and sorrow. 2) The cause of all suffering is people’s selfish

  • B. B Ambedkar The Buddha And The Buddha

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    “The greatest thing that the Buddha has done is to tell the world that it cannot be reformed except by the reformation of the mind of man, and the mind of the world”– Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, Dalit Leader & First Indian Law Minister. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, affectionately known as Babasaheb, was one of the most illustrious sons of India. He appeared on the Indian socio-political scene in early 1920 and remained in the forefront of all social, economic, political and religious efforts for upliftment of mankind

  • Laozi and Buddha

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    Buddhist statue I have chosen to examine is the Giant Buddha at Leshan from the Tang Dynasty in China and the Daoist statue being the Laozi Statue from the Song Period in China. Both statues are in China and are large icons, yet intricate differences lie within the details of each statue that reveal major advances and philosophies from their times. Both religious statues have a being associated behind them; Siddharth Gautama being the Buddha from Buddhism and Laozi being the founder of Daoism. Laozi

  • Buddha and his sermon

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    Hindu Kshatriya, who was warned by “Brahman soothsayers”, let his son leave home to live among the seekers of the forest. His son was Gotama Siddhartha, known to most historians as Buddha. What is said to be Buddha’s first sermon was delivered briefly after his enlightenment. The sermon contains what eventually becomes the way of life for people who follow the Buddhist religion; the four noble truths, the eightfold path, and the middle way. Since Siddhartha was so sheltered from reality, he set out

  • Prince Siddhartha Gautama - Buddha

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    Buddha This report will be about the life of Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, and his influences on the people around him. It will explain how the religion of Buddhism came about and how the Buddha created it. It will also include not only what influenced Buddha to start preaching, but what influenced the people to listen. Prince Siddhartha Gautama, who would later be known as Buddha, was born in Lumbini, Nepal around the year 563 BC. He was the son of two important great people. Siddhartha's

  • Muhammad vs. Buddha

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    Muhammad vs. Buddha Muhammad (570-632 A.D.) and Siddhartha Gautama (563-483 B.C.) were the key figures in the establishment of Islam and Buddhism, respectively. As two of the major religions on the planet, Buddhism and Islam rule billions of people’s psychological behaviors. They both direct their believers to evolve into more intelligent and spiritual beings. The foundation of each religion was formed during the lives of their respective founders. Each man sought to spread the ideas and

  • Siddhartha Gautama Buddha

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    Maximilian Beringer http://mberinger.weebly.com Siddhartha Gautama- The Buddha Siddhartha Gautama, known as the Buddha (“the awakened one”), was born in the sixth century B.C. in what is now modern Nepal. Siddhartha’s mother died while Siddhartha was still a baby. His father Suddhodana, was the ruler of the Shakya people and Siddhartha grew up living his life as a prince. According to custom, he married at the young age of 16 to a girl named Yasodhara. They had one son. His father had ordered that

  • Comparison Of Jesus And Buddha

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    whereas a spiritual teacher gives knowledge to an individual with little or no understanding of spiritual facts. The title “Buddha” is applied to Siddhartha Gautama the same way “Christ” is applied to Jesus. Buddhism and Christianity are both religions that have many followers throughout the world. Each group of people within these religions view their leaders; Jesus and Buddha as saviors. Although these religions are very different, the lessons people learned from their leaders are tremendously similar

  • The Buddha, Two Lessons

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    have ever met can recognize a Buddha statue, but few folks who I have ever associated with understand the meaning of the Buddha. Myself included was one of those folks blessed with such ignorance. When the term Buddha was brought up, all I thought about was the pudgy bellies of myself and fellow offensive lineman on my high school football team. Nirvana! Hey isn’t that one of the great rock bands of the early nineties? Right? In this paper, I will explain who the Buddha was and the deep meaning of

  • Analysis of The Buddha of Suburbia

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    The Buddha of Suburbia was given an award of the Whitbread Prize for First Noel (1990. Set in the South London suburbs, Karim Amir is an Indian youngster growing up in the 1970s, learning to handle with teenage years and all its trappings. This forthright and creative work discloses his personal disturbance, loves, desires and wishes at the same time as he observes those around him with the same regard that a psychologist has for his patients. The father who makes over from civil Servant to 'Buddha

  • Buddhism In The Little Buddha

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    Christian faith, I had an idea of what it like to be a part of Buddhism. I always respect the words of the 14th Dalai Lama for he always looks so happy and kind hearted. I remembered that for one of my classes in high school, we watched The Little Buddha movie. Even though the movie gave a basic history of what the religion is, I always wanted to ask questions as to what a Buddhist really is and what the religion represents. For these reasons is why I decided to visit an actual Buddhist temple for