Essay on Buddhism And The Southern Buddhism

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Originally Buddhism was started from Nepal.There are two main route in Buddhism, the southern Buddhism (Hinayana) and the northern Buddhism (Mahayana) in Nepal. Buddhism has been spread widely and been carried on through centuries and making great contributions to the Asian culture. Siddhartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism was born in 623 B.C.E. in Lumbini, Nepal. His father, Suddhodana Gautama was king that time and Siddharth was raised by his sister, because his mother, Mahamaya died when he was only seven years old. Before Siddharth borned, his mother was blessed by an elephant in her dream and she knew that her child is special so she gave him a name “Siddhartha” which means he will achieve his all goals. An astrology had predicted that Siddhartha will be great religious teacher or the great king before he came to earth. Siddharth 's childhood life was not that terrible. He was homeschooled, and his father have provide all his needs because he doesn 't want Sidartha to leave the kingdom. The only problem was he could not go outside the palace. Siddhartha Gautama always dreamed to go outside and see whole world. He was not that happy that he was a son of king.
Siddhartha Gautama got married at age of 16. One day he went out Beyond the palace walls and he quickly confronted with the realities of human frailty. He saw very old man and he learns that all people grow old, and then he saw people carrying the corpse and his charioteer explain that the ascetic had renounced…

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