What is the story behind Buddhist and buddhism?





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Im Buddhist and i really want to learn more about my religion. im 14 and i dont know crap to be honest.
i wanna know how buddhist is known.
what does he do
how long ago was this religion started
and is there any god or something involve?
any thing else you know that is important please tell me.

Answer by majnun99
How can you say you are a Buddhist if you don’t know anything about it?


  1. 1). I don’t quite understand your question. Maybe redo it?
    2). The Buddha has freed himself from the cycle of birth and death (samsara). He only teaches us through his teachings and his disciples (monks and nuns, and the rest of us.
    3). 2500 years ago.
    4). No, there are no creator gods. A god (deva) is a being who has in previous lives, accumulated a large amount of good karma, and achieved a very heavenly state of existance. Not like Christian heaven, more like a birthday party that lasts for hundreds or thousands of our earth years. You get to partayy for a long time until the karma that put you there runs out. Like a bank. Some are supposed to have a better time in Buddhist heaven then others because their karma was better. This creates jealousy, the only suffering in heaven other then the fact that it must always end at some time. With this in mind, Buddhist heaven and gods are more like the Greek pantheon. But the gods are not the creators of the universe, they also live in a universe that they did not create. You don’t have to believe in this litterally. But you must believe that your actions, good or bad, will have results, good or bad. This is karma.
    5).” As in this body, there are for the embodied, one childhood, youth, old age, even so there is the taking on of another body”.- This quote is from the Buddha. I put it here because you might get led astray by westernized Zenists. These Zenists will tell you that rebirth only happens within this life. Like mood swings. While it is true that we are reborn every moment by moment. There is nothing profound about mood swings. The process of rebirth continues after your protein body dies. Consciousness continues, but consciousness is not the same thing as a soul. Although the Master NEVER said “there is no soul”, what we think of as soul is constantly changing. You will understand this as you get older, imagine getting a tattoo now, the you that exists in 20 years will likely not be into the things you are now into, and you would not want that tat any more. (Tattoos are NOT banned by Buddhist culture, that was just an example). The rebirth proccess continues after death. And the Buddha categorized certain beliefs that existed in his time as either “right view” (the first part of the noble 8 fold path), or “wrong view”. If you believe in no after life, the Buddha said that you were believing “wrong view”. To be a Buddhist, YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE IN IT. There is evidence for this belief. It is not a thing based only on faith. I will show some websites, the first one has a search function that search that website. Please search “rebirth” on it if you are skeptical.
    If my sources do not work, just google the middle part of the website to get to them.
    email me if you want, I can (try) to answer questions myself.
    Or not. It is all good dude:)

  2. Budha was the prince of Kapalvastu, his true name was Siddhartha. He left his family after observing the grief and sorrow of makind including death etc.His philosophy was based on Nirvana or salvation. He did not mention anything about God. He did not speaks about the creation of religion such as Buddhism. So he was philospher or God know the best.

  3. First, get over the idea that Buddhism is a religion. yes, people have tried to turn it into a religions, but it is really much more and if you treat it as a religion, you will miss the essential message.
    There are no gods in Buddhism. (With the exception of those created by above mentioned institutions).
    Buddhist thought is a path of self observation. (That is all, it is nothing more.) All the talk of enlightenment, Nirvana, and the rest, is not worth looking into at all. These are theories or explanations that have little or nothing to do with daily practice or actual experience.
    The goal of the Buddhist is to “Know Thyself.” To this end, it is a fantastic philosophy. It was founded around 460 B.C. About the same time as the New Testament. (The new testament started earlier 325 CE, but it was in development for the next hundred or so years. Just as Christianity had forerunner religions so did Buddhist thought.
    Buaciha Charija (life of the Buddha) by Ashvaghosa in the 1st or 2nd century C.E. do we have a comprehensive account of his life. The Buddha was born in North India (ca. 563 B.C.E.) at a place called Lumbini near the Himalayan foothills, and he began teaching around Benares (at Sarnath). His era in general was one of spiritual, intellectual, and social ferment. This was the age when the Hindu ideal of renunciation of family and social life by holy persons seeking Truth first became widespread.
    The difficulty in actually knowing the origins of many things is that nothing can actually be known to us, prior to the invention of written language and then it can only be known based on our interpretations. You will find that most of the world religions today have origins around the same time periods even when they assert earlier beginnings.

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