Monday, April 6, 2015

BUDDHISM: A PHILOSOPHY


Buddhism is best described as a way of finding peace with yourself. There is a common misconception concerning Buddhism which is that it is a religion yet this is not true. Although many people follow Buddhism like a religion, Buddhism is, in fact, a philosophy and a means of attaining enlightenment. This being the case, those from different religions can believe in or follow Buddhist teachings.  Who was the Buddha and what do his teachings entail? Do your research and find out. When you are done, write an essay. This task involves the reading of a short book and should, therefore, be spread out over a week
Definition:
·         “Buddhism for today” https://thebuddhistcentre.com/buddhism
Brief introduction:
·         “A five minute introduction” http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/5minbud.htm  
The teachings of Buddha:
·         “The fourteen teachings of Buddha” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKFSVs-mA6c
·         “Buddha Quotes : the most inspiring Buddha quotes” ” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yl-eLw_bXqA
Biography:
·         “Buddha biography” http://www.biography.com/people/buddha-9230587
Read the book:


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