What is Buddhism: clear explanation

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What is Buddhism: clear explanation

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Hello all. I came across a video by a monk which clearly explains what Buddhism is and I think it would be really helpful for anyone that is new to Buddhism and wants to get an overview. :D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA4Aa6qz6S4
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There's also "An Outline of Buddhism" from Wat Pah Nanachat which is worth reading by newcomers:

http://www.watpahnanachat.org/an-outline-of-buddhism-1


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kalyana.mitta wrote: Sun May 03, 2020 7:45 am Hello all. I came across a video by a monk which clearly explains what Buddhism is and I think it would be really helpful for anyone that is new to Buddhism and wants to get an overview. :D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA4Aa6qz6S4
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Buddhism is NOT a religion. It is the WAY OF LIFE that has brought peace of mind, happiness & harmony to millions of people in its long history of more than 2,500 years.

It is suitable for anyone who wishes to live his/her life peacefully for the benefit of others as it teaches one to have a realistic view of both life & the world.

It all began with Schools of Buddhism which share the same basic teachings of the Buddha but their intepretations of the ideas & practices are not quite the same.

2 great traditions of Buddhism are Theravada & Mahayana.

Theravada focuses on attaining Arahatship while Mahayana focuses on attaining Bodhisattvahood.

Be it Buddha, Mother Mary, Jesus Christ or Allah, we refer to the one same God whose text & bodily form have been spread to the world with similar context in the published Bible, Koran, etc. It all teaches people to DO GOOD & forbid the harming of another being.

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ThaiAmuletWiki wrote: Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:38 pm Buddhism is NOT a religion. It is the WAY OF LIFE that has brought peace of mind, happiness & harmony to millions of people in its long history of more than 2,500 years.
Sounds like a religion to me.

Just because many people say that they believe that religion is bad doesn't mean the word should be avoided.
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kalyana.mitta wrote: Sun May 03, 2020 7:45 am Hello all. I came across a video by a monk which clearly explains what Buddhism is and I think it would be really helpful for anyone that is new to Buddhism and wants to get an overview. :D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA4Aa6qz6S4
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