Published February 19, 2008
by Walker & Company .
Written in English
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Question: "What is Buddhism and what do Buddhists believe?" Answer: Buddhism is one of the leading world religions in terms of adherents, geographical distribution, and socio-cultural influence. While largely an “Eastern” religion, it is becoming increasingly popular and influential in the Western world. You asked - “Do Buddhists believe in the Soul?” First of all let me recommend you a book called 'What Buddhists Believe' by Venerable K. Sri Dhammananda Maha. What do Buddhists believe? What is Buddhism? As the world's fourth largest religion, Buddhism has a marked impact around the world. Its approximately million adherents come from a number of nations. Many are asking questions regarding how Buddhism compares to the teaching of the Bible. Buddhism was founded by a guru referred to as the Buddha. The absolute truth of which Thich Nhat Hanh speaks cannot be contained in words and concepts. Thus, merely believing in words and concepts is not the Buddhist path. There is no point in believing in reincarnation/rebirth, for example. Rather, one practices Buddhism in order to realize a self not subject to birth and death. Many Boats, One River.
What Buddhists Believe is specially published in conjunction with Venerable Dr K Sri Dhammananda’s 50 Years of Dhammaduta Service in Malaysia and Singapore (BE ) Photo taken three months after his arrival in Malaysia from Sri Lanka, File Size: 2MB. What Do Buddhists Believe Book Summary: 'I believe that every human being has an innate desire for happiness and does not want to suffer. I also believe that the very purpose of life is to experience this happiness' The Dalai Lama Buddhism is one of the world's oldest and most widespread belief systems. From the foreword of ‘What Buddhists believe’: “On one occasion a Christian delegation visited Ven Dhammananda to have a dialogue. A member of the delegation saw the book on his desk and asked, “Venerable, What do Buddhists believe?” He replied, “Buddhists do not believe anything!”. The Buddhists do not believe that the world was created, rather it has simply existed forever and continues to recreate itself. Buddhism teachings state that the world is in a constant state of Samsara, meaning the continued repetition of birth and death.
Clear concise, easily readable and understandable book on what buddhists believe. Read more. 3 people found this helpful. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. Lorrie Arell. out of 5 stars This is so complete. Reviewed in the United States on J Verified Purchase/5(8). Buddhists believe that life is both endless and subject to impermanence, suffering and uncertainty. These states are called the tilakhana, or . Buddhists do not believe in one all-powerful God, like followers of the Abrahamic religious tradition believe. Instead, Buddhists believe that the origins of belief in an omnipotent God emerged out of fear. Buddhists adhere to teachings of the Buddha in order to ensure they are living mindfully and following the path of goodness. The Buddhists believe in the teachings of Buddha called the Dharma. The Sangha means "the community". Narrowly defined it refers to Monks. Expanded it .