Buddhism Facts – Interesting Facts About Buddhism

Interesting Facts About Buddhism

Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path are the basic concepts in Buddhism.

The four Noble Truths are, there is suffering, origin of suffering, there is end to suffering, and way to end suffering.

Noble Eightfold path is a way to end suffering.

Noble Eightfold path is, Right view, right intention, right speech, right action, Right livelihood, Right effort, Right mindfulness, Right concentration.

The word Buddha comes from Sanskrit work ‘bodhi’ meaning awaken.

Buddha means ‘one who is awaken’, in the sense of having ‘woken up to reality’.

Fig tree is honored in Buddhism because it was the fig tree under which Buddha attained enlightenment.

The 3 tallest statues in the world are of Buddha.

“Sacred footprint”, a rock formation near Adams peak in Sri Lanka is sacred to four religions namely Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity and Islam.

The largest population of Buddhists resides in China. Nearly 244 million or 18.2% of its total population is Buddhist.