Learning about the origins of Buddhism

1. three schools of thought influenced the development of Buddhism: the Vedic religion, the Saramanic movement, and Jainism.
2. The Vedas were the sacred books of the Aryans.
3. The Vedic society developed into a caste system.
4. The early Aryans believed in sort of heaven, but the Sramanic philosophers rejected this idea in favor of the concept of reincarnation
5. Karma is based on the simple premise that all actions have reaction. If one’s actions are not felt in this life, they will be felt in the next life or a succeeding one.
6. The Jain’s founder, Mahavira, developed a program that centered on ahimsa (nonviolence towardtoward other living beings) to help others attain enlightenment, too.

About blueturtle7645

I love learning the Chinese language and reading about Chinese history and culture.
This entry was posted in Buddhism. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s