What is Buddhism? From Islamic Perspective Bilingual Edition English & French - Muhammad Vandestra - ebook
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Buddhism is the religion of more than 500 million people around the globe.  The majority of those people live in Asia but there are substantial Buddhist communities in other continents.  There are two main Buddhist traditions, Theravada (The School of the Elders) and Mahayana (The Great Vehicle).  Buddhism is not strictly a religion and is often described a philosophy of life. Le bouddhisme est la religion de plus de 500 millions de personnes dans le monde. La majorité de ces personnes vivent en Asie mais il existe d'importantes communautés bouddhistes dans d'autres continents. Il y a deux traditions bouddhistes principales, Theravada (l'école des anciens) et Mahayana (le grand véhicule). Le bouddhisme n'est pas strictement une religion et est souvent décrit comme une philosophie de la vie.

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What is Buddhism? From Islamic Perspective Bilingual Edition English & French

by

Muhammad Vandestra

2018

Prolog

Buddhism is the religion of more than 500 million people around the globe. The majority of those people live in Asia but there are substantial Buddhist communities in other continents. There are two main Buddhist traditions, Theravada (The School of the Elders) and Mahayana (The Great Vehicle). Buddhism is not strictly a religion and is often described a philosophy of life.

Le bouddhisme est la religion de plus de 500 millions de personnes dans le monde. La majorité de ces personnes vivent en Asie mais il existe d'importantes communautés bouddhistes dans d'autres continents. Il y a deux traditions bouddhistes principales, Theravada (l'école des anciens) et Mahayana (le grand véhicule). Le bouddhisme n'est pas strictement une religion et est souvent décrit comme une philosophie de la vie.

What is Buddhism? English Edition

A widespread Asian religion or philosophy, founded by Siddartha Gautama in NE India in the 5th century BCE, which teaches that enlightenment may be reached by elimination of earthly desires and of the idea of the self.

Buddhism is the religion of more than 500 million people around the globe.  The majority of those people live in Asia but there are substantial Buddhist communities in other continents.  There are two main Buddhist traditions, Theravada (The School of the Elders) and Mahayana (The Great Vehicle).  Buddhism is not strictly a religion and is often described a philosophy of life.   

Who was the Buddha?

According to Theravada scripture the Buddha (Siddartha Gautama) was born in the 5th century BCE.  He was the son of King Śuddhodana, the ruler of a small kingdom in what is modern day Nepal.  Shortly after his birth, eight Brahmins were called upon to predict the child’s future.  Seven Brahmins prophesised that the young prince would either be a great ruler, or renounce worldly pleasures and live the life of a holy man.  One however, was sure the child would be a holy man.  The King had great worldly ambitions for his son therefore kept the Prince within the confines of the royal palace.  At age 29 the prince escaped confinement and had several encounters with the outside world.  These encounters became known in scripture as the four sights.