You have probably come to this site because you are interested in learning more about the ancient religion of
Buddhism. Either way, you will be certain to find a wealth of valuable information on this site. Take a look
below at some of the things you can expect to find out by visiting the site:
What do Buddhists Believe?
How many Buddhists are there in the world?
The Buddhist community in Australia?
What makes Buddhism different from other religions?
Who exactly was Buddha?
How did the religion begin?
What are the rituals associated with Buddhism?
And these are only some of the items you can expect to learn about Buddhism on Buddhism.com.au. In addition, you will be happy to find a one-stop shopping location for all the latest information and news related to Buddhism. You can chronicle how this religion traveled from its origins in Nepal BCE all the way up to today's times where there are practicing Buddhists everywhere (including the continent of Australia). It is possible that you will confirm what you already knew or even pick up some new facts that you hadn't heard about. Even if you think that you don't know that much about Buddhism but have tried to be more Zen-like or tried meditation or meditation classes or meditation CDs, burning incense or aromatherapy, chances are that you'd be surprised to know that the root of many of these things lies deep within Buddhism.
Take a look through the site today and come back often to see what new and fascinating information you will find out that you didn’t already know about on Buddhism.com.au.
The heart of the Buddhist religion, many would say, is the idea of reincarnation. Buddhists believe that a person is reborn into another body once they die and this process repeats itself over and over again. At a certain point, once one has gone through multiple cycles of dying and being reborn, the Buddhism beliefs state they can achieve nirvana. This nirvana is focused on a person achieving the ultimate liberation and freedom in their lives.
Buddhism Beliefs - 3 Practices of Buddhism
Sila - deals with one’s own virtue, goodness, and overall morality being good. Also encompasses idea of giving to the world what you want to receive back; and also remembering that all should be treated equally (mimics Christian principles here)
Samadhi – involves having proper mental development to assist with control of the mind
Prajna- says that wisdom will come with a pure and clear mind and then you will have enlightenment
Buddhism Beliefs - 4 Noble Truths
Acknowledgment that suffering exists in the world (called Dukka)
What suffering we do see in the world is happening for a reason (called Samudaya)
if That this suffering does have an end (called Nirodha)
The way toward this end is said to be achieved by following the 8-fold path (called Magga)
The 8-fold path can be broken up and split into these 3 separate categories described below:
Wisdom – related to right view and right intention
Ethical Conduct – related to right action, right speech, and right livelihood
Mental Development – related to right mindfulness, right concentration, and right effort
Like all religions, Buddhism has many different beliefs and systems. What is listed above is intended to give you basic idea of some of the fundamental beliefs all Buddhists share whether in Nepal, Tibet, Lhasa or Australia.