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Buddhism ; Buddhist Art ; Hinduism


Is a dharmic, non-theistic religion, a philosophy, and a system of psychology

Between 230 and 500 people in the world are Buddhists, it is the fifth-largest religion in the world

Three parts; Theravada [Southeast Asia]; Mahayana [Eastern Asia]; Vajrayana [Northern Asia]

Buddha is anyone who is awakened from the "sleep of ignorance", it is not only Siddhartha Gautama. The awakening is called bodhi

Four Noble Truths; 1) Suffering 2) The cause of suffering 3) The cessation of suffering 4) The way leading to the cessation of suffering

The Noble Eightfold Path; 1) Right Speech 2) Right Actions 3) Right Livelihood 4) Right Effort 5) Right Mindfulness 6) Right Concentrations 7) Right Thoughts 8) Right Understanding

The Three Jewels; 1) The Buddha 2) The Dharma 3) The Sangha

The Five Precepts; 1) To refrain from taking life 2) To refrain from taking what is not given 3) To refrain from sensual misconduct 4) To refrain from lying 5) To refrain from intoxicants

The Eight Precepts; 6) To refrain from eating at the wrong time 7) To refrain from dancing, using jewellery, going to shows 8) To refrain from using a high, luxurious bed.

Buddhist Art;

Originated on the Indian subcontinent following Gautama Buddha

Early art Followed the Indian aniconic tradition, which avoids direct representation of the human figure.

Buddhist art followed believers as the dharma spread, adapted, and evolved into each country

During the 2nd century BCE, sculptures became more explicit, representing Buddha's life and teachings.

Buddha was never represented in human



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