Buddhism Essay Topics

Comparing Gotma to Siddhartha

Siddhartha and Govinda both begin their journeys searching after the same goal, to find themselves and attain nirvana. They travel many of the same paths but each thinks differently in their situations. But while Siddhartha eventually reaches Nirvana, Govinda does not because he never learns to absorb what is around him and learn from life… View Article

Buddha was a religious innovator

In my opinion, Buddha was a religious innovator- since he went against all other prominent religious beliefs of the time in declaring that there was no soul- no permanent self (anatta). I will be discussing whether Buddha was indeed a religious innovator, the ideas he has taken from other religions and entirely original, new concepts… View Article

Today is a result of yesterday, tomorrow is a result of today

‘Today is a result of yesterday, tomorrow is a result of today.’ To what extent is this statement an apt representation of Buddhist ethics? ‘Today is a result of yesterday, tomorrow is a result of today.’ – This statement, as a representation of Buddhist ethics, would seem to suggest the realm of ethical action is… View Article

The middle way

A long time ago in Lumbini, a small town in Nepal, a prince was born; his name was Siddhartha. Siddhartha’s father was very protective of him, because when he was young, an ascetic called Asita came to the king and said, “Siddhartha will never be king but he will be a great leader”. The king… View Article

The outward journey experienced by Buddha

Outline the inward journey and the outward journey experienced by Buddha, Nicky Cruz and Lord Fenner Brockway. Explain what spirituality means to you after studying the 3 case studies. To me, spirituality is being in harmony with yourself and others around you. It’s having the feeling that there are other people to care for and… View Article

The Life and Teachings of Siddhartha Gautama

Buddhism is a way of life for Buddhists, based on the teachings of a man who had lived more than two and a half thousand years ago in northern India. He was born in the foothills of Lumbini, in what is now Nepal, in about 563BCE, and was called Siddhartha. His family was called Gautama,… View Article

The Life of the Buddha

Question 1- Select, describe and explain the events in the life of Siddhartha Gautama, which illustrate his religious development There are generally many events in the life of Siddhartha Gautama, which illustrate his religious development, but personally, I have planned to look at specific events very carefully. It can be said that the events contained… View Article

The day the Buddha left

One day, Siddhartha Gautama awoke Minister Channa and ordered him to get his horse Kandaka saddled. Then he went to the son and wife’s rooms to see them before he went to the forest. He saw that his wife (Yasodara) and his son by her side were both sleeping. Siddhartha wanted to kiss his son… View Article

The contemporary issue of technology

Buddhism is an ever-growing religion with approximately 350 million adherents worldwide, prominently found in Thailand, Indo-China, Burma, and Sri Lanka[1]. The word “Buddhism” comes from “Budhi” which literally means ‘to awaken’. This essentially makes up the basis for the belief system as it originated when Siddhartha Gautama, an Indian prince commonly known as Buddha, was… View Article

The events in the life of Siddhartha Gantama

(1) a) Select, describe and explain the events in the life of Siddhartha Gantama which illustrate his religious development. It was quite obvious that Siddhartha Gantama was destined to become a very special man before he was even born. In 563 BCE Siddhartha’s mother dreamt that a great six-tusked white elephant entered her womb and… View Article

Emergence Of The Buddha

A). Outline the social, political and religious background from which Buddhism emerged. (10) Buddhism is one of the major religious traditions of the human race today. Buddhism was influenced by many different cultures over the thousands of years. This essay will outline the social, political and religious issues surrounding the background and the emergence of… View Article

Theravada Buddhism

Buddhism began in India as a revolt against Hinduism. The origin of the religion is described in the article Buddha. Buddha himself did not leave any writings, and his teachings were not written down until several hundred years after his death (Conze,2002). Like Christianity and Islam, Buddhism is a missionary religion. With 300 years after… View Article

The Importance of Poson Poya

Festival celebrated in Sri Lanka on the full moon of June. The Poson Poya, which is specially noteworthy to the Sri Lankan Buddhists as the day on which Emperor Asoka’s son, the arahant Mahinda, officially introduced Buddhism to the island in the 3rd century B.C. In addition to the normal ritualistic observances undertaken on a… View Article

Figure: buddhist writings on a stone plate

Source: India Ink, 2006 During the 544 and 602, Buddhist studies were at its peak. Buddhism expanded and a lot of progress was made. However it was not until 603, that the Buddhist studies and Buddhism as a religion was really accepted. Two main missions, which changed and helped, trigger the growth Buddhism came to… View Article

The Buddhas of Bamiyan

History of Buddhism It started 6th century ago. The history of Buddhism began with the birth of Buddha Siddhartha Gautama. It is one of the oldest religions in practice today; the founding continents include the people of India, the religion later spread fast to the region of Central Asia, Southeast Asia and East Asia. The… View Article