Buddhism Facts – Interesting Facts About Buddhism
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Facts About Buddhism
Buddhist scriptures are written in Pali, it was the common language during Buddha’s era.
Shoes are not allowed inside Viharas.
There are 500 million followers of Buddhism, i.e. approximately 7% of the world population.
According to Buddhism, the purpose of life is to attain liberation from the cycle of birth and death which is the main cause of suffering.
The ‘3 Jewels of Buddhism’ are Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. Following these is the best way to overcome misery.
Buddhism is a nontheistic religion. While the Mahayana tradition is considered polytheistic.
Buddha never claimed to be god or a prophet. He was a man who taught a path of enlightenment from his experience.
Buddhist doesn’t worship Buddha, but they bow to his statues to express gratitude for his teachings.
Tripitaka or 3 baskets is the most important text in Buddhism. It has 3 volumes namely, Sutta Pitaka, Vinaya Pitaka, and Abhidhamma Pitaka.
The ‘Middle Way’ is the best path towards liberation according to Buddhism. To one’s spiritual development neither too much worldliness nor too much asceticism is considered as good.