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Christian View of Buddhism

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Essay title: Christian View of Buddhism

Buddhism is one of the largest religions in the world, and it is continually expanding throughout the world. Buddhism comes from “budhi”, which means “to awaken”, the goal of Buddhism. Buddhism is a very open and adaptive religion. Because of this, there are over 80,000 different types of Buddhism. The two most widest beleived being Mahayanna and Theraveda. There are about 3-4 million Buddhists in America now. Buddhism is rich in history and it appeals to millions, as it spreads messages of peace, equality, and fairness with little or no commitment needed on the follower.

The goal of Buddhism is to reach enlightenment. Enlightenment is not only for those who are extremely “good”. Every person has the potential to reach that state of Enlightenment. To reach the ultimate goal, all one has to do is follow the core teachings.

The core teachings of Buddhism are the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path. The Four Noble Truths are as follows

1) “Life is suffering”


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