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General Knowledge Test on Buddhism -Part IV

buddhismVarious kings have played important role in spread of Buddhism and Jainism in India. Ashoka, Kanishka and others were instrumental in spread of these religion through out world.The Buddha was born Siddhartha Gautama, a prince of the Sakya tribe of Nepal, in approximately 566 BC. When he was twentynine years old, he left the comforts of his home to seek the meaning of the suffering he saw around him. After six years of arduous yogic training, he abandoned the way of self-mortification and instead sat in mindful meditation beneath a bodhi tree.

Here is set of ten questions on Buddhism

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Comments ( 31 )

  1. I am a non-Indian student trying to research why Indian nationals believe it is important to study their history.
    This is for a course on Indian history I am currently studying.
    Thanks Much!!
    What about Indian history is peculiar to the region that makes it of particular interest to students?

  2. I don’t see Buddhist knocking door to door preaching or attempting to convert. I don’t see it in history that Buddhism had forced people to convert through wars and torture. Is it still a religion where people just convert themselves into?

  3. The aim of life in Buddhism is to achieve nirvana and the aim of life in Hinduism is to achieve moksha…Both essentially the same thing: liberation from the cycle of birth and death…..

    According to the teachings of these religions how does one actually accomplish this?

  4. according to buddhism which wore the ways that we could reincarnate?

  5. hello! i am a NRI and i am interested to know about the indian history of independence and before independence? can any one tell me some sites and resources where i can find the detailed very detailed information of freedom struggle of india?

  6. Does anyone know any good sites for buddhism and how it started?

  7. I just the oxford Indian history cover to cover and would like to contrast that with a history written by a Indian..It has to be in english–what is the best book out there?????

  8. Many Christans tell me that Buddhism is evil, but I don’t understand how the most tolerant and peaceful religion in the world can be evil. If you look at the history of Buddhism, it’s very hard to link it to any wars. Buddhism never damned anybody for having different beliefs. Buddhism believe that you should analyze all belief systems and whatever you believe, it doesn’t matter just as long you’re a good person. How is that evil?

  9. What is the significance of the four “varnas”, the social classes in India, in the indian history?

  10. Do you know where i can find an animation of Indian history in the past 2000 years (flash/ppt etc) in a chronological order. Can you pls help ?

  11. I have to write an essay on this but I can’t find much information on how it changed the course of Indian history. Can someone please help me and list some ways on how it changed/affected Indian history? Thank you so much. 🙂

  12. does anyone knoe anything in indian histroy.(from india) caue i cnt find anythig on the hisroy channel so i wanted to know if anyone knew about indian war history, what battles and wars was india part of and what types of weapons did they invent, i know one weapon indian rockets invented by tipu sultan but what others are there.

  13. I would like to know about original Buddhism and as well what the various Buddhist schools believe.

  14. what are Buddhists’ view on creation?

    i couldn’t reaaly find anything helpful on google so can anyone help me? thanks very much 😀

  15. I just had a conversation with my wife and she always brings up a billions things from the past. Our marriage has not been great. But the past couple of months I’ve done an awesome job! Yet all she wants to tell me is: No, I won’t forgive you as you did this and that. And didn’t do this and that.
    She’s counseling with a Buddhist nun but not actually studying or practicing Buddhism.

  16. i think i have a misconception about buddhism
    can you be buddhist without being a monk? correct me if i am wrong but buddhism is about letting go of all belongings/attachments/wants

  17. William Lohrenz
    May 8, 2012 at 3:36 PM

    The Ancient Chinese and Indian cultures were the most advanced in the world, even more than the Egyptians, so if this is the case why is the history of both countries not taught in school?
    Im in UK btw.

  18. How did Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam interact with, provide justification for, and conflict with various states and empires in Afro-Eurasia?

  19. Jodie Humphreys
    May 12, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    “Ahasuerus who used to rule over a hundred and twenty-seven provinces5 extending all the way from India to Ethiopia”- (Esther-OT)- No history says this. There is not even a single word of India or Indian names in Bible. Then why this sentence? If it is true ? has distruction of Indian Temples and Idols made, according to the GODs Order by Him because the same thing done in other CRUSADES? any Idea please?

  20. Like I’ve noticed that in Buddhist history the religion has had a way of spreading to an area, absorbing the practices and beliefs already native to the area, and syncretizing them into itself. This has happened with Buddhism and Bon, Buddhism and Hinduism, Buddhism and Chinese folk religion, Buddhism and Shinto, and is now happening with Buddhism and Christianity to a rather large scale. A large number of Christians also practice Buddhism.

  21. Please tell me the names of few war chariots of Indian history or mythology.

  22. Stephen LoVerme
    May 21, 2012 at 5:07 PM

    What are some good books, or sites that have detailed history of India? I’ve been reading Bhagavadgita from Mahabharata which I guess has inspired me to learn more about Indian culture, but I don’t know where to start. Any help is appreciated

  23. Marianna H Cardoso
    May 23, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Buddhism is much more than a religion. It is a philosophy of Life, because philosphy means
    “love of wisdom” and the Buddhist path can be summed up as follows:
    1 – to lead a moral and ethically sound life.
    2 – to be mindful & aware of one’s thoughts,
    words, and actions.
    3 – to develop Wisdom and Understanding.

    But how can Buddhism help me ?
    Buddhism explains our real purpose in life.
    It explains apparent injustice and inequality around the world. It Provides a code of practice which brings Peace and Happiness.
    Buddhism has the answers to the problems in modern materialistic societies. It includes a Deep Understanding of the human mind, which prominent Scientists, and Psychologists around the world are now discovering to be very advanced and effective!! Buddhism teaches not to believe everything we’re told but to develop wisdom,which requires an open, objective, unbigoted mind. We can understand others when we can truly understand ourselves through Wisdom.

  24. you can choose any incident from the indian history.

  25. Can someone please give me a brief history of Buddhism in Japan (just enough to show how Buddhism came to be the religion for funerals)?
    Also, what is the significance of the funeral rituals?

  26. what was the most productive time in indian history in terms of medicine, technology and helping the environment ?

  27. weekly ads online
    July 4, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    Why was 1857 a turning point in Indian history? WHAT happened that year and HOW did it change indian history?


  28. I am learning all about the different religions in school and I know a polytheistic religion believes in more then one god. Now to my understanding, Buddhism doesn’t believe in any gods or godly figures. So why is this religion called polytheistic? Please answer this question if you have any idea, or let me know of a website that has the answer. Thank you!

  29. I think both are sort of similar in a way that Buddhism believes in finding the truth in life while Zen Buddhism focuses on changing the way how a person thinks and it requires much concentration and imagination. am I right? this is what is written on our history book.

    Will you please tell me what’s the difference?

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