Buddhism is a religion where a person practices a moral way of living, they try and live as Buddha did. Buddha taught his followers many things, but the most important teaching was his aim to end suffering. Buddhists call this goal Nirvana.
1. Buddhist follow Buddha's teaching which is called dharma. This aims to end world suffering. 2. Buddhist believed that this goal could only be achieved following the Four Noble Truths. 3. The fourth truth says that a person has to practice the Eightfold Path to be free from suffering.
Siddhartha Gautama also is known as the Buddha. He was born over 2000 years ago in current day Nepal, but he was enlightened when he was 35 years old. He received enlightenment while under the Bodhi Tree in India.
Buddism symbols include the dharmachakra is the "wheel of the law" and has 8 spokes which represent the Eightfold Path. Buddhists who are in search of a spiritual awakening travel to the Bodhi Tree. The sacred text of the Buddism religion is known as the Tripitaka which means "three baskets". These texts were originally spoken but were later written on palm leaves.
Tripitaka= three baskets
A tradition of Buddhist people is that they live their life to achieve Nirvana. Buddhists believe that monks will reach Nirvana because of how they live their lives.
Buddhists are commonly found in Asian countries such as Tibet, Korea, China, Japan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Mahayana.