buddhism had started by a rich person who had everything but gave it up to help others he was the buddha or former siddartha gautama who had tried to help the poor and even went days without eating and meditated to see life in a new way to un happy indians
eight fold path
nirvana is a state were you were free from earthly concerns and there are 4 noble truths and eightfoldpath if you followed that you are a follower of buddhism and you break samsara reicarnation buddhism orgins are indiansim
more than one type of buddism
1 life is full of suffering.2 people suffer because they desire worldly things and want to satisfy themselves.3 the way to end suffering is to rip desire from your heart.4 the only way to stop desiring things is to follow eight fold path.
buddhism major world religion 376 million people wow.
know the four noble truths give up wordly things and dont speak badly of others tell truth dont gossip do not hurt or do evil commitments. do rewarding work work for good oppose evil make sure mind and five senses have control. practice meditation to see world in a new way.
therevada means teachings of elders those followers view buddha as a great teacher but not a god and spread these ideas mahayana buddhists believe he is a god think eight fold path is too difficult and worshipping budda gets you to heaven after death spread into china and korea and tibet. therevada buddhists live in cambodia.
buddhism spread across earth and evoleved in time and maid a religion based on india and buddhism mad jainism similar to buddhism.