Major Causes of Buddhism
Buddhism, founded in the late 6th century B.C.E. by Siddhartha Gautama (the “Buddha”), is an important religion in most of the countries of Asia. Buddhism has assumed many different forms, but in each case there has been an attempt to draw from the life experiences of the Buddha, his teachings, and the “spirit” or “essence” of histeachings (called dhamma or dharma) as models for the religious life.
Buddhism has become popular all over the world because of its close association with nature and its interpretation of worldly doctrines without relying on any scripture or God.
Buddhism and Life
It is part of a palliative care assessment to identify patients’ spiritual needs. According to Buddhism, suffering is inherent to all human beings. Advice on how suffering can be reduced in the course of serious illness might be helpful to patients with incurable and progressive diseases.
Buddhism & the Nature
The connection between Buddhism and nature is inseparable. Buddhism was born in nature in the sense that the ascetic Gotama, the founder of Buddhism, attained enlightenment under a Bo tree in a forest on the bank of the Nerañjara River and he delivered his first sermon in the Deer Park. He spent quite a significant part of his life in natural surroundings.
Importance of Sri Maha Bodhi
Not only is it the closest authentic living link to Gautama Buddha, it is also the oldest human-planted tree in the world with a known planting date and a recorded history.
Sri Maha Bodhi can be described as one of the most valuable treasures of Buddhists all over the world. This valuable tree, which was a shade for our Lord Buddha to attain enlightenment in the past, was brought to Sri Lanka by Sangamitta Thera and today we have planted a sapling of the Sri Lankan Bo tree in Australia.