Buddhism Facts – Interesting Facts About Buddhism

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Fun Facts About Buddhism

The 4 immeasurables, 4 virtues and practices for their attainment are loving-kindness, compassion, Empathetic joy.

Humans are seen as part of nature, and not separate from it in Buddhism.

Buddhism was an oral tradition in ancient times. There were no written texts.

Buddhist monks don’t kill any animal, not even pests and vermin.

Some Chinese farmers sculpt pears into the likeness of Buddha’s by using plastic moulds.

Dalai Lama urges spiritual seekers not to convert to Tibetan Buddhism, but to remain with their own religions.

There are two branches of Buddhism: Theravada and Mahayana.

Theravada follower’s ultimate goal is to attain the sublime state of nirvana, by practicing the Noble Eightfold path and thereby escaping the cycle of suffering and rebirth.

Mahayana follower’s aspired to Buddhahood via the Bodhisattva path, a state where one remains in the cycle of rebirth to help others to reach awakening.

Theravada’s are widely spread over Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia.