- 1 How are Buddhism and Christianity similar?
- 2 What happened to Buddhism after Buddha’s death?
- 3 What did Buddha’s followers do with his teachings after he died?
- 4 What happens after Buddha dies?
- 5 Does Buddha believe in Jesus?
- 6 Did Buddha and Jesus meet?
- 7 Can Buddhists eat meat?
- 8 How many lives does a Buddhist have?
- 9 What are the 3 main beliefs of Buddhism?
- 10 What were the Buddha’s last words?
- 11 What is the 3 universal truths?
- 12 What did Buddha say before dying?
- 13 What does Buddhism say about death?
- 14 Did Buddha rise from the dead?
- 15 Who has achieved nirvana?
How are Buddhism and Christianity similar?
Both religions stress ethical living, compassion/love to other people. Like Buddhism, Christianity also encourages followers to take steps to improve their well being. Both religions encourage their followers to be charitable towards the poor. Both religions have both a monastic and lay approach.
What happened to Buddhism after Buddha’s death?
When he attained Enlightenment he became known by the title of Buddha, or “Awakened One.” The Buddha died in 483 B.C.E., after 45 years of traveling and teaching. Upon his death, the Buddha passed into a state of nirvana, the ultimate release from suffering in which the self no longer exists and salvation is achieved.
What did Buddha’s followers do with his teachings after he died?
The Buddha’s relics. The Buddha had instructed his followers to cremate his body as the body of a universal monarch would be cremated and then to distribute the relics among various groups of his lay followers, who were to enshrine them in hemispherical reliquaries called stupas.
What happens after Buddha dies?
The escape from samsara is called Nirvana or enlightenment. Once Nirvana is achieved, and the enlightened individual physically dies, Buddhists believe that they will no longer be reborn. The Buddha taught that when Nirvana is achieved, Buddhists are able to see the world as it really is.
Does Buddha believe in Jesus?
Some high level Buddhists have drawn analogies between Jesus and Buddhism, e.g. in 2001 the Dalai Lama stated that ” Jesus Christ also lived previous lives”, and added that “So, you see, he reached a high state, either as a Bodhisattva, or an enlightened person, through Buddhist practice or something like that.” Thich
Did Buddha and Jesus meet?
Historical evidence indicates that Jesus was well acquainted with Buddhism. If Jesus did not go to India, then at least India went to Judea and Jesus. Other evidence, while perhaps apocryphal, indicates that he spent most of his so-called lost years outside Judea, possibly in Kashmir to study Buddhism exclusively.
Can Buddhists eat meat?
Five ethical teachings govern how Buddhists live. One of the teachings prohibits taking the life of any person or animal. Buddhists with this interpretation usually follow a lacto-vegetarian diet. This means they consume dairy products but exclude eggs, poultry, fish, and meat from their diet.
How many lives does a Buddhist have?
The competing Indian materialist schools denied the idea of soul, karma and rebirth, asserting instead that there is just one life, there is no rebirth, and death marks complete annihilation. From these diverse views, Buddha accepted the premises and concepts related to rebirth, but introduced innovations.
What are the 3 main beliefs of Buddhism?
The teachings of the Buddha are aimed solely at liberating sentient beings from suffering. The Basic Teachings of Buddha which are core to Buddhism are: The Three Universal Truths; The Four Noble Truths; and • The Noble Eightfold Path.
What were the Buddha’s last words?
Let the Dharma and the discipline that I have taught you be your teacher. All individual things pass away. Strive on, untiringly.” These were the Buddha’s last words.
What is the 3 universal truths?
The Three Universal Truths: 1. Everything is impermanent and changing 2. Impermanence leads to suffering, making life imperfect 3. The self is not personal and unchanging.
What did Buddha say before dying?
Again they came, and then the dying Lord said: “And O, thou Ananda, I am passing away. Weep not for me. Think not for me. I am gone.
What does Buddhism say about death?
Buddhists believe death is a natural part of the life cycle. They believe that death simply leads to rebirth. This belief in reincarnation – that a person’s spirit remains close by and seeks out a new body and new life – is a comforting and important principle.
Did Buddha rise from the dead?
Buddhas are not reborn after they die but enter a state beyond suffering called nirvana (literally “passing away”). The story of a particular buddha begins before his birth and extends beyond his death.
Who has achieved nirvana?
Milarepa, who is said to be the second Buddha, around 700 years ago in history, has achieved nirvana.