What does the word Buddha mean?
It is a Sanskrit word meaning "enlightened" which is a state of gaining spiritual insight and finding universal truth.
Who is Buddha?
This is the name given to the man that founded Buddhism his name was Siddhartha.
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Who is an ascetic?
A person that gives up all his or hers worldly goods and pleasures.
What are alms?
They are goods or money given to the poor.
What is nirvana?
An ideal state of happiness and peace.
What is Buddhism?
The religion which teaches that life brings suffering that one can escape by seeking nirvana through enlightenment.
What are the Four Noble Truths?
The four basic principles of Buddhism.
What is the Enlightened Path?
It is a key idea of Buddhism whereby followers should live their lives according to these eight teachings.
What is the Buddhist "Right Understanding"?
Developing a deep understanding of the Four Nobel Truths.
What is the Buddhist "Right Purpose"?
Live a life of selflessness, love, and nonviolence.
What is the Buddhist "Right Speech"?
Be careful and truthful in what you say. Do not lie and gossip.
What is the Buddhist "Right Action"?
Do not kill, steal, or lie. Be honest.
What is the Buddhist "Right Way To Earn A Living"?
Do not work at a job that causes harm to people or living creatures.
What is the Buddhist "Right Effort"?
Promote good actions and prevent evil actions.
What is the Buddhist "Right Mindfulness"?
Be aware of but not attached to your emotions, thoughts, and feelings.
What is the Buddhist "Right Concentration"?
Focus your mind on such practices as meditation.
What is the first Noble Truth?
Suffering is present in all things, and nothing lasts forever.
What is the second Noble Truth?
Suffering is caused by cravings, like desires and wants.
What is the third Noble Truth?
The way to give up suffering is to give up all cravings.
What is the fourth Noble Truth?
The way to give up all cravings is to live life according to the Eightfold Path.