Buddhism
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What do you think is the secret of
happiness?
From his birth,
people recognized
the Prince
Siddhartha was a
holy person
Prince Siddhartha led a
life of pleasure inside his
father’s palace
Outside the palace, the
Prince discovered old
age, sickness, and death.
He learned what
suffering was.
Prince Siddhartha gave
up his wealth and
family to learn how to
live simply without
desire and without
suffering
After deep meditation,
Siddhartha achieved
enlightenment and
began to speak as the
Buddha
• 563 BCE- N. India
• Siddhartha Gautama becomes the Buddha
– Buddha means “The Enlightened One”
• Believed in reincarnati...
Teachings of the Buddha
4 Noble Truths:
1. All people suffer and know
sorrow
2. People suffer because their
desires bind t...
Eightfold Path
1. Right Views: seeing life as it really is
2. Right Intentions: living a life of good will, striving
towar...
Create a biographical poem about the Buddha that follows this format.
Line 1: First and last name
Line 2: Four adjectives ...
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  • The religion called Buddhism is based on the teaching of the Buddha. The Buddha is a man who lived in the 5 th century. This man was Siddhartha Guatama. He was a prince who lived a very lavish life. At the age of 35 he experienced an “enlightenment”- he had figured out the end of human suffering. The story of his enlightenment if often told in the form of a legend. Today we are going to learn about the legend.
  • After he became “awakened” one he was afraid that no one would understand what he had experinced under the Bodhi tree. The gods begged him to teach to other what he had learned. So he left and taught his ways. Soon others joined them . individually
  • 3 buddhism

    1. 1. Buddhism
    2. 2. Preview What do you think is the secret of happiness?
    3. 3. From his birth, people recognized the Prince Siddhartha was a holy person
    4. 4. Prince Siddhartha led a life of pleasure inside his father’s palace
    5. 5. Outside the palace, the Prince discovered old age, sickness, and death. He learned what suffering was.
    6. 6. Prince Siddhartha gave up his wealth and family to learn how to live simply without desire and without suffering
    7. 7. After deep meditation, Siddhartha achieved enlightenment and began to speak as the Buddha
    8. 8. • 563 BCE- N. India • Siddhartha Gautama becomes the Buddha – Buddha means “The Enlightened One” • Believed in reincarnation • Denied the importance of the Caste System – Anyone in any caste could reach Nirvana. • Gained followers. Opposed by Brahmins. • Understand the Four Noble Truths and the Eight Fold Path is the key to reaching Nirvana.
    9. 9. Teachings of the Buddha 4 Noble Truths: 1. All people suffer and know sorrow 2. People suffer because their desires bind them to the cycle of rebirth 3. People could end their suffering by eliminating their desires 4. One could eliminate desire by following the Eightfold Path
    10. 10. Eightfold Path 1. Right Views: seeing life as it really is 2. Right Intentions: living a life of good will, striving towards perfection 3. Right Speech: avoid lies and gossip 4. Right Action: trying to be law abiding and honest 5. Right Concentration: direct the mind in meditation 6. Right Living: avoid actions that harm others 7. Right Effort: seek to prevent evil 8. Right Mindfulness: constant awareness of one’s self
    11. 11. Create a biographical poem about the Buddha that follows this format. Line 1: First and last name Line 2: Four adjectives describing the Line 3: Relative (son, father, husband) of . . . Line 4: Resident of (city and/ or country) . . . Line 5: Who lived from (year to year) Line 6: Who searched for . . . Line 7: Who taught . . . Line 8: Who is remembered for . . . Line 9: Final name meaning . . .

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