Cultivating Buddhism Worldwide

Buddhism as a religious tradition started during the life of Buddha who was known as Siddhartha Gautama, also known as Shakyamuni. Buddha was born in India around the end of the sixth century.

The teachings of Buddha were an inspiration to many and soon started to spread. Buddhism spread from India on to Sri Lanka, from their, it soon covered most of Southeast Asia.

Sometime during the first or second century as more and more people embraced the teachings of Buddha, it was brought north and into China. From here it was not to long before it spread to Korea, Japan and Vietnam.

buddhaIn the seventh century, teachers of Buddhism travelled North across the Himalayas and brought the Buddhist faith into Tibet. Buddhism today is practiced by people in many countries the world over.

Although we believe THE Buddha to be Siddhartha Gautama, Ancient texts known as Jataka show that he was also taught by previous Buddhas. Buddhists believe that the Buddhism tradition did not begin in the sixth century but in the far distant past, perhaps even at the beginning of time.

After the death or Nirvana of Siddhartha Gautama, A group of followers followed his instructions and had his body cremated, they then distributed his ashes as relics, which were enshrined in funerary mounds also known as stupas. Veneration of his remains is what gave rise to the tradition of Buddhism as we know it today.

A popular Buddhism saying:

There’s a reality even prior to heaven and earth; indeed it has no form, much less a name; eyes fail to see it; it has no voice for ears to detect. To call it mind or Buddha violates its nature.

Absolutely quiet, and yet illuminating it allows itself to be perceived only by the clear eyed. It is Dharma beyond form and sound; it is Tao without words. Wishing to entice the blind The Buddha has playfully let words escape his golden mouth; Heaven and Earth are ever since filled with entangling briars.

James McLean Bowie is an author and book dealer who resides in East Yorkshire England. He owns a number of websites, two of which are, and [] On his sites you will find a number of resources for collectors, writers, hobbyist and webmas

256,913 Responses to Short History of Buddhism

  • "…we love because He first loved us…"May you be so filled with the unconditional love of God that whomever you come in contact with will feel that love and know that they are in the presence of their Creator living within you. The spirit of the Lord shines through in all that you say, my sweet friend.

  • Thanks a bunch for sharing this with all folks you actually know what you’re speaking about!
    Bookmarked. Please also consult with my website =).
    We can have a hyperlink change agreement between us!

  • Elizabeth, I am in the kc area with two small children as well, and also feeling eager to make more vegan or almost vegan real life connections perhaps a playdate is in order

  • Hеllo, I enjuoy reading all of your article post. I wanted to wrіte
    a little commеnt tto sᥙppoоrt you.

  • A piece of rope can be stretched-out to it’s full length. We probably wouldn’t describe it as elongated.Something is described as elongated when it’s length is greater than it’s width.The two words can be used as synonyms, but remember that often synonyms do not mean exactly the same thing. Something can be stretched out/elongated to make it longer.

  • Free hosts will not normally back up your web site, so it’ll be
    as much as you to ensure that every part you add can also be backed up on your laptop.
    If you happen to choose not to do this, an issue with
    the site may lead to substantial knowledge

  • Its like you read my mind! You appear to know so much
    about this, like you wrote the book in it or something.
    I think that you can do with a few pics to drive the message home a little bit, but other
    than that, this is magnificent blog. An excellent read.
    I will definitely be back.

  • hello!,I like your writing so so much! proportion we keep up a correspondence more about
    your post on AOL? I require an expert in this area to solve my problem.

    Maybe that’s you! Taking a look ahead to peer

  • Unquestionably consider that that you stated. Your favoorite justification seemed
    to be at the net the easiest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I definitely get annoyed even as other folks consider issues that
    they plainly don’t know about. You controlled to hit the nail upon the top and
    also defined out the entire thing with no need side effect ,
    folks could take a signal. Will probably be back to get more.Thank you

  • Поздравляю Георгича с победой. Фанки драммер тоже зделал крутой бит, но Карандаш не смог под него нормально зачитать ;)1f7f

  • Bonsoir,J’ai lu cet article et est-ce que vous avez des exercices ou sport à faire pour allonger le mollet ? J’ai un mollet assez développé déjà mais il est assez court, et à défaut de pouvoir réduire son volume, si je pouvais ne serait-ce l’allonger pour l’affiner ce serait top !Merci,,

  • I’m amazed, I must say. Rarely do I encounter a
    blog that’s equally educative and amusing, annd let me tell you, you’ve hit tthe nail on the head.
    The problem is an issue that too few people are speaking intelligently about.
    Now i’m very haply that I fopund this during my search for something relating to this.

  • Have you ever considered about including a little bit more
    than just your articles? I mean, what you say is valuable and
    everything. Nevertheless think of if you added some great pictures or video clips to give your posts more, “pop”!
    Your content is excellent but with pics and videos, this site
    could definitely be one of the most beneficial in its field.
    Wonderful blog!

  • hahhaha….buti pa si rye d natakot kay santa….ganyan din si Akesha dati when she was at EJ's age…ayaw nya kay santa….:)nako korek sis..ako din dko ma upload yung photo from the prof photographer…kaya I took a photo on the picture that they gave us….lol!buti you are allowed to take a pic…:) thanks for sharing!

  • black girl # 1, the 1984 Grammys wasn't the first time that MJJ dropped the moonwalk on the world. That happened almost one year earlier.Also, Thriller has sold well over 100 million copies.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *