By Malvika Kashyap
May 16, 2022
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The term "Buddha" refers to someone who has achieved enlightenment and experienced a sense of awakening in order to create a peaceful, harmonious, and just society.
Siddhartha had everything he needed, but his mind was not at ease. So he left his children and wife at home one night and set off in search of enlightenment.
Siddhartha arrived in Gaya, Bihar, where he sat under a pipal tree and declared that he would not leave until he had acquired knowledge.
From Siddhartha, he became "Buddha." The "Bodhi tree" is the pipal tree under which enlightenment was obtained, hence Gaya is known as "Bodh Gaya."
The Tripitakas contain the Buddhist teachings. Vinay Pitaka, Sutta Pitaka, and Abhidhamma Pitaka are the three Tripitaka.
Buddhism, one of the world's major faiths, was created by Gautama Buddha. Emperor Ashoka was the one who transmitted Lord Buddha's teachings the most broadly.
The Buddha established the Sangha, a community of monks and nuns who have preserved his teachings to this day.
Buddhism is frequently considered a sort of psychology rather than a religion because of its emphasis on meditation and mindfulness.
Buddhism is the world's fourth largest religion, with 360 million adherents. Buddhists do not believe in a creator god or supreme being.
There is no single sacred book in Buddhism. Many Asian languages have maintained extensive scriptures.
Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, was a teacher, philosopher, and spiritual leader. The Buddhist faith is built on the foundation of his teachings.
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