"All the peace and happiness of the whole globe,
depends on having loving kindness toward each other."
Buddhism is one of the most ancient and highly philosophical Indian tradition. "Buddha" means "Awakened One", someone who has awakened from the sleep of ignorance and sees things as they actually are. Buddhism, is Buddha's teachings and the inner experiences or realizations of these teachings. Buddha have eighty-four thousand teachings. All these teachings and the inner realizations of them constitute Buddhism. Buddha explained in detail, the chain of causes which lead to suffering and the means of deliverance from these sufferings. He said that the man is the arbiter of his own destiny, not the gods. He condemned the efficacy of Vedic rites and rituals and challenged the superiority of the Brahmins. If we integrate Buddha's teachings into our daily life, we will be able to solve all our inner problems and attain a truly peaceful mind.
All Philosophies of Buddhism are based on non-violence, lack of dogma, tolerance of differences, and the practice of meditation. Some of the popular teachings of lord Buddha are:
Four Noble Truths:
The teachings on the four noble truths are among the very first of many teachings that Shakyamuni Buddha gave in Sarnath. These teachings touched points like
Ø Whatever life we lead, we have to face some form of suffering.
Ø The experience of suffering is perceived by our mind.
Ø We can end these never ending sufferings by entering into Nirvana, which is a state beyond all suffering.
Ø If we can control our body and generating wisdom in our own mind, we can end all suffering and problems.
In Buddhism, karma mainly refers to one's perspective or intention while doing an action. The underlying thought of karma according to lord Buddha is that "you reap, what you sow". It is only the person who faces the consequences of his action and he gets back what he does The Mahayana Teachings
It is extremely difficult to let your mind stay without a single thought or emotion crossing across. It is possible only if we don't let our mind distract from the thought of outside world and completely access our inner soul. This can be achieved through meditation, which is the heart of the Buddhist way of life. It is basically a method for understanding and working on our own mind. We first learn to identify our different negative mental states known as 'delusions', and learn how to develop peaceful and positive mental states or 'virtuous minds'. Meditation is not just relaxing, rather it is trying to develop a highly concentrated and clear state of mind which one can use for clear analysis and provides us with ultimate happiness. millenium and continued to spread throughout
Spiritualism, pathway of life
According to Buddhism, spiritualism is a common sense, one of knowing and living. It reveals the nature of humanity, the nature of the universe in which we live, and our inter-relatedness to each other. It acts as a pathway to liberation and attaining everlasting happiness in life. Its said that every living being has the potential to become a Buddha, one just has to gradually transform his or her mind from its present confused and self-centered state into the blissful mind of a Buddha. Spiritualism leads to the rejection of metaphysical speculation and imparts a logical thinking.