Essay on Buddhism | A short story of Gautama Buddha

Buddhism is one of the world’s most famous religions, having its roots in the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama.

Gautama Buddha is the son of king Suddodhana. Siddhartha Gautama was born in 553 BC in Lumbini of Nepal.

Lumbini is about 250 kilometers southwest from the capital of Nepal i.e Kathmandu.

The mother of Siddhartha Gautama was died after giving birth of him. When Siddhartha Gautama was born, the royal priest said that this child will be a great person and make his name famous over the whole world.

The childhood and adulthood of Siddhartha Gautama was passed in full enjoy and entertainment.

But at the age of 29, he left home and family and spent six years in meditation, and studied until he received enlightenment.

He later came to be known as the Buddha, enlightened and devoted his entire life to preaching his teachings.

Gautam proclaimed four wonderful truths. (1) The first truth is that suffering rules life, (2) His next truth is that desire creates suffering.

Moreover, (3) he says that desire comes and goes in Nirvana, and in the end, (4) Nirvana can be achieved when you sacrifice yourself and enter into a higher state.

The way to Nirvana is an individual struggle and results in the personal transfer of oneself to eternity.

Individual behavior is a means of attaining Nirvana, not an observance of priestly rituals.

There are two types of Buddhism. The two main types of Buddhism are Hinayana and Mahayana.

Hinayana is the earliest form, and Mahayana, which dates back to the early Christian era and is based more on the Buddha’s example than on his particular statements.

Buddhism in Nepal took on a new dimension with the formation of Vajrayana Buddhism, a branch of Mahayana.

It was not widely practiced by the Newars in the Kathmandu district. The stupa is the place where the image of the Buddha is placed, and the building built for worship and meditation is called Gumba or Bihar.

The great sacred book of Buddhism is ‘Tripitak’. Outside of Nepal, Buddhism is active in India, Sri Lanka, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Myanmar and other countries around the world.

In short, two-dimensional and four-dimensional Buddhism are widely used throughout the world. It is expected to grow even globally in the coming days.

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