Monday, November 14, 2011

Buddhism and Buddha

This is my Grandma Marvis (really, it is!).  She forgot EVERTHING in school.....especially EVERYTHING about the religion of Buddah.  Tell my Grandma Marvis everything you know. 

Tell Grandma Marvis about Buddah and his teachings.

Tell Grandma Marvis about how Buddhism spread. 

You know Grandmas.....they LOVE to talk, so make sure you tell grandma A LOT.  :)

25 comments:

james.medicinehorn said...

1.Gautama traveled in the 500s B.C.. So he could look for answers to his questions about the meaning of life. Gautama studied with Hindu philosophers. But their ideas did not satisfy him.

2.It spread to China, Korea, Japan, Tibet and Vietnam.

jevyn.sharping said...

Buddah taught people many things like: never hurt living thing, extrem pleasure leads to unhappiness, everyone is equal. Also they beleive in reincarnation which means rebirth of the soul.

Asoka became a buddhist and spread the word by having missionaries go to different countries and tell the people who live in the country the missionaries are about Buddhism.

allison.barth said...

Buddha was once a prince and aton point he went out side and saw all the hurt people and he wanted to no what caused it.so he gave up all his wealth and family and became a monk and went into the forest under a tree and meditated and fasted for 49 days.then he found his answer. for the next 49 years he shared his knowlenge.after many years he found many followers.they called him the enlightened one.

he went around for 49 years spreding his knowlenge

collin said...

you can be a buddhist even if you have a low socal class.

a king named Asolka was sorry for killing people so he turned buddhist and told his contry and spred buddhism to china, Korea, and Japan.

wyatt said...

THat he sat under a fig tree .gave up his weath family and his life of ease.When he was sitting under the tree he meditateed for 49 days and fasted.Then he finally understood roots of suffering.Becouas he was trying to find that out that why he sat under that tree.He taveld and shared his knowledge for 45 years.And made the the eightfold path or the middle way.He figuared out that if selfish desiers for weath and pleasure means suffering.And followers called him budah or enlightened one.

Becouas any one can become budidist.And followers from japan korea and china came.

Devin.Taylor said...

1. Buddha didn’t like harming things because if you were Buddhist there was a thing called reincarnation. That means when someone dies they get rebirthed as another human being. If you had a good life didn’t lie wasn’t that greedy you would be rebirthed as a good person. If you led a bad life you would be rebirthed as an animal.

2. One way Buddhism spread is from missionaries Buddha gathered people and asked them to go around and spread the word of Buddha. Another way Buddhism spread is king Asoka after the battle at Kalinga he saw all of the bloodshed and felt bad and converted is religion to Buddhism and let all of his prisoners go.

karin t. said...

There were 2 main storng leaders, one of them was Chandragupta, the other was has grandson....Asoka.
Chadragupta conquered the Maurya Empire. Chandragupta had absolute power over his people in his town. Asoka: he was like his grandpa, gave up being a ruler and became something else. Askoa'sname means,"without sorrow'"
The end of his lenghty rule was arounbd: 232 B.C.

Asoka Converted he beliefes to: Buddhism


The writing the people used was the one that the Indians used.

Nyqe.Long said...

Buddha was just a nickname, his real name was Siddhartha Guatama. Before he made the religoin Buddhism, he was a prince, in a family of wealth. He gave it all up to find out about human suffering. He used meditation. At first he studied Hindu philosophers but their ideas didn't satisfy him. He used the middle way to give up selfish desires and avoid violence. If people followed his path suffering will stop and find nirvana and wil be released of the cycle of reincarnation.

The religoin spread because anyone can becomeone and urged monks to become missionaries.

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Carson.Powers said...

Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) gave up his wealth, fanily, and and life of ease. To find out why people were suffering. So he sat under a tree for 49 days of meditation for answers. He thought is was because people were begging.
Some of his teachings were:, that the end of suffering was through right thinking and self-denial. He also tought that all people are equal.
Buddhism spread by missionaries they went and spread their religion in different countries.

Tiana.Whiting said...

Budda
He was a prince living a happy life but then he came out of the palace walls and then noticed suffering and sickness. So he gave up everything and became a monk he meditated for 49 days and fasted. Then he found it out he thought they were suffering because they were selfishness and selfish desires. So he set out to tell people his thoughts and then people believed him and started to worship him then he taught people nonviolence they followed his lead.

Why did they start to spread?
Asoka died then the Maurya Empire weakened and eventually they split apart. Then for centuries the suffered a lot of conflicts among small states and foreign invaders. Then they split.

Jacob.Mutziger said...

Buddha was a prince but he left his kingdom to figure out why people sick and why they got old and why they died. he traveled around 500 b.c and when her was traveling he sat under a fig tree for 49 days and meditated to find the answers. The next 45 years and went around India and shared his knowledge, he also made the Middle Way for like the rules and the religion spread by him sending his followers to different places.

Maria.Stryzewski said...

Siddhartha Gautama is buddha-he sought answers to his question about the meaning of life that led to a major world religion:Buddhism Gautama learned Hindu philosophers but their ideas did not please him he did not except the Hindu belief.He also taought that all people are equal buddha declared could fallow the path to nirvana of his or her social class.This idea appealed to the peaople of a lover caste system.his fallowers would meditate,teach. there is a eightfold path for the pratcie of Buddhism Hindu and buddhists: shared similar beliefs.

Emily.Sinkie said...

1. In 5000 B.C. Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) sought answers to his questions about the meaning of life. At first he studied with Hindu philosophers but was not satisfied with their beliefs. Then he stopped looking for answers of human suffering and decided to meditate. He meditated for 49 days and found his answers. He believed he finally understood the roots of human suffering. He taught people to follow the eightfold path or the middle way.

2. Missionaries that were sent to other countries spread this religion.

miranda.fisher said...

Anyone Budda decared,could people follow the path to Nirvana,regardless of his or hers social class.People may appeale to liveing under the caste system.People my become a Buddist priest or a munk.They would learn to meditate, and teach.

Buddhist missionaries travel to differenet countries to spreed their religon to others to teach Buddhism.

lance.brauchi said...

Buddha sought answers to his questions about the meaning of life. He studied with the philosophers but their ideas did not satisfy him. He didn’t accept the Hindu belief that only priests could pass on knowledge. Gautama gave up searching for the cause of suffering he just tried to find understanding within his own mind so he started to meditate. Meditation was an ancient Hindu practice used by Indus valley civilizations.

Buddhism was accepted by millions of people in other countries or lands. They had missionaries to go to other places and spread their beliefs. The root took place in China then to Korea then to Japan. Today Buddhism is still part of Japan, the Koreas, China, Tibet (part of China) and, Vietnam.

tynice.loudner said...

1) Buddha encouraged his followers to establish monasteries, they would learn, meditate, and teach. He also urged monks to become missionaries, or people who spread their religious beliefs to other. His teaching spread all over India

2) It spread to China, Korea, Japan, Tibet and Vietnam. Missionaries and traders carried the Buddha’s message throughout Asia. His teaching spread all over India.

michaella.salisbury said...

Buddha his real name was Siddhartha Gautama named was a young prince who lived in wealth, beauty, and youth. Around the age of 30 he left to travel. When he traveled around he met a tired old man and also he saw a very sick man and also saw dead bodies being carried out to funerals. He wanted to know why people were suffering. To find his answer he gave up everything he owned his wealth his family and his ease in order. seven years later he discovered led to the beginnings of Buddhism. He knew he had to clear his mind to find the answers he was looking for so he meditated for 49 days. Then he found the answers he was looking for. He traveled around across India and shared his knowledge he got followers to follow his beliefs the followers called him Buddha. His teachings became known as Buddhism. Buddha made up the middle way to help people from suffering. They had to give up their desires for thing and give up their things .the middle way taught people to be unselfish toward other people treat others fairly. If they follow the middle way they would end suffering for their suffering. They can become priest or monks they learn to meditate or teach.finsh later

Sia.Fletcher said...

A young Hindu prince once lived a life of luxury. The young prince was surrounded by beauty and wealth. Around the age of 30 , the prince traveled outside of the palace walls. What he saw changed his life. He meant a tired bent old man, Then he saw a man who was poorly sick. Then he saw a corpse, or dead body as it was carried out of a funeral. The prince felt bad for the man. He wondered how misery and pain felt in the world. Later he gave up his family, wealth, and the luxury. The young princes name was Siddhartha Gautama. Siddhartha Gautama traveled around in the 500’s B.C. He tried to find answers to the misery and pain. Later on he decided to meditate. Gautama mediated under a fig tree for 49 days without food or water. Then he found out what pain and misery felt like to the world.
They called Siddhartha Gautama The Enlighted One or Buddha. If you were good and you lived a life of nice and friendliness you would follow the Eighth Fold Path. The Eight Fold Path is how to become one with Buddha. Buddha believed that selfish desires for power, wealth, and pleasure cause humans to suffer. By free from suffering you have to give up everything you have and follow the Eighth Fold Path. Buddha’s teachings or the way of life and great power

Teah Sl said...

1* Gautama traveled in the 500 B.C. Gautama studied with Hindu philosophers, but their ideas did not satisfy him

2* Buddhism spread to Korea and Japan.

emilie.cummings said...

Buddha was known as Siddhartha Gautama. His teachings became known as Buddhism. Missionaries and traders carried the Buddha`s message throughout Asia.

Valerie_Neuharth said...

Teah and Collin...that's all you know? Nothing more? :(

michaella.salisbury said...

When Buddha died his teachings spread all over Inda. His teachings did not last. Hinduism started to take down Buddhism and they made it Hinduism so really there was n too much of Buddhism left. So Buddhism almost died. Both of that religion stands side by side. They both share same ideas and thoughts they have a thing called reincarnation, but they are different process. They are not harming living things; they don’t do violence, believe in dharma, and have the cycle of rebirth. Missonaries carried Buddhism around when they travel and spread their beliefs around Asia, but first in china. Then spread to Korea and Japan.

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izzy.tyrell said...

Buddhas real name was siddhartha Gautama. His follower started calling him buddha because it meant enlightened one. Than his teaching became known as Buddhism. The buddhisms belived in reincarnation. he also belived that everyone is equal.

The people who became monks or priest they would learn, meditate, and teach. The monks would become missionaries and spread their religion.