12-07-03

BUDDHISM IN A NUTSHELLBuddhism is a religious practice start


The 'Dharma Wheel', symbolising the Buddhist teachingsBUDDHISM IN A NUTSHELL

Buddhism is a religious practice started by the historical Buddha Shakyamuni some 2,500 years ago. It can be considered a philosophy and even a type of psychology, but more than anything, it describes a practice to eliminate suffering.

One of the most important teachings are called the Four Noble Truths:

1. In life, we are confronted with suffering (dukkha in Sanskrit).
2. Suffering is caused by desire/craving and the results of our actions (karma).
3. It is possible to end all suffering and achieve Liberation (nirvana).
4. At the basis of the practice lies the Eight-fold Noble Path, which describes: correct thought/attitude, correct speech, correct actions, correct livelihood, correct understanding, correct effort, correct mindfulness, and correct concentration


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