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Test Your GK on Indian History Period of Buddha and Mahavira

Buddha_MahaviraPeriod of India when Mahavira and Gautama Buddha were alive was concentrated in eastern part of India. Pali scriptures describes that Gautama Buddha was aware of Mahavira’s existence as well as his community of monks. Jainism and Buddhism share many features including much of the same terminology.  Jainism does appear to be an older spiritual tradition out of which Buddhism may have grown.

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Comments ( 17 )

  1. 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.

  2. 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?

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

  4. 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?

  5. 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

  6. 1 Ariana Grande Fan
    March 17, 2012 at 5:03 PM

    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?

  7. 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.

  8. what are Buddhists’ view on creation?

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

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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?

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

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

  15. Siddhartha’s encounters with an old man, a sick man, a corpse, and a wandering holy man, which
    prompted him to leave his luxurious and carefree life, are called the _______
    a. temptations
    b. Four Passing Sights
    c. Enlightenment
    d. Awakening

    2. After Siddhartha spent and entire night meditating under a full moon, he finally achieved insight
    into release from suffering and rebirth. Buddhists believe that he reached a profound
    understanding, called his _______
    a. Dharma
    b. stupa
    c. asceticism
    d. enlightenment

    3. At the core of what is generally regarded as basic _______are the Three Jewels: the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha.
    a. suffering
    b. Enlightenment
    c. Buddhism
    d. existence

  16. How does Buddhism affect the layout of homes, towns, and political structures?

  17. I am very interested in Buddhism, and have done some online research, but have found it a bit overwhelming.

    Can anyone recommend a good book for me? Or any resources I can use for researching and learning about Buddhism

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