A few years ago we had a guest in Religious Education at school.
He was a buddhist, meditated with us and told us about his religion.
I was very curious and informed myself and that way I became a buddhist.
I hever had an official “introduction” or something like that and I don’t go to an buddhist church because there is none nearby.
I practise buddhism by myself.
Everyday I try to be attentive and I think about the things I say and do.
I try to be as caring and nice to the people around me. And I never hurt anymode, neither ohysical nor mental.
Sometimes I meditate when I find the time to and I have a few books about buddhism.
One book is about how to use the “Mala”, a string of prayer beads and one is about living like a buddhists from day to day.
In this book topics like anger, love, sex and jealousy are processed to get a new view on them.
If youre very angry at someone the first step is to think about why you are angry.
Did this person do something to make you angry or did you expect him to do something but he didn’t and that made you angry?
The second step is to write down the good and the bad things about the person and to get an overview about your feelings.
And the third step is to talk with that person and tell him why you were angry and what the reason for it was.
This book was very useful for me many times and helped me through rough times.
Buddhism is great. It teaches you to be a good person and care for others.
It helpes you to get a new look on the world and see things more positive.
And it teaches you, that if you do good things to others you get good things in return.
In my opinion Buddhism is more of a Maxim than a religion.
You don’t have gods as Buddha is just an example of a human who reached the peak of wisdom and went into the Nirvana.
- The origin of Buddhism is in India.
- It has bewtween 230 and 500 million followers
- There are 4 noble truths
- The Truth of Dukkha is that all conditional phenomena and experiences are not ultimately satisfying
- The Truth of the Origin of Dukkha is that craving for and clinging to what is pleasurable and aversion to what is not pleasurable result in becoming, rebirth, dissatisfaction, and redeath
- The Truth of the Cessation of Dukkha is that putting an end to this craving and clinging also means that rebirth, dissatisfaction, and redeath can no longer arise
- The Truth of the Path Of Liberation from Dukkha is that by following the Noble Eightfold Path—namely, behaving decently, cultivating discipline, and practicing mindfulness and meditation—an end can be put to craving, to clinging, to becoming, to rebirth, to dissatisfaction, and to redeath
- Siddartha Gautama was the first Buddhist to awaken
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Buddhism has helped me to overcome hard times and be more self aware. It helped to become a better human and be more aware.
Buddhism has showed me that I should be grateful for what I have and be lucky in life.
I hope I can help some of you too 🙂
I wish all of you just the best and peace in Life.