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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: History of Buddhism
Rebirth in Buddhism is the doctrine that the consciousness of a person (as conventionally regarded), upon the death or dissolution of the aggregates (skandhas) which make up that person, becomes one of the contributing causes for the arising of a new group of skandhas which may again be conventionally considered...
The History of Buddhism spans from the 6th century BCE to the present, starting with the birth of the Buddha Siddhartha Gautama.
The history of Buddhism is also characterized by the development of numerous movements and schisms, foremost among them the Theravada, Mahāyāna and Vajrayana traditions, punctuated by contrasting periods of expansion and retreat.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/History_of_Buddhism/Sunga_persecutions_(2nd   (1235 words)

  
 History of Buddhism
Buddhism became a strong force in India before the Buddha's death.
The diffusion of Buddhism, however, was limited until the Indian emperor Asoka became a convert and supported missionary activities.
Soon, Buddhism became established in China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia, where it is most practiced today.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/cultural/religion/buddhism/history.html   (413 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/History of Buddhism
Buddhism flourished under the Indo-Greek kings, and it has been suggested that their invasion of India was intended to show their support for the Mauryan empire, and to protect the Buddhist faith from the alleged religious persecutions of the Sungas (185–73 BCE).
The Kushans were supportive of Buddhism, and a fourth Buddhist council was convened by the Kushan emperor Kanishka, around 100 CE at Jalandhar or in Kashmir, and is usually associated with the formal rise of Mahayana Buddhism and its secession from Theravada Buddhism.
Buddhism probably arrived in China around the 1st century CE from Central Asia (although there are some traditions about a monk visiting China during Ashoka's reign), and through to the 8th century it became an extremely active center of Buddhism.
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 Buddhism,Buddhism Religion,History Of Buddhism Religion,Buddhism Religion Symbol
Gautam Buddha was born as Prince Siddhartha in 544 BC in Lumbini in Nepal.
Buddhism primarily arose in opposition to the ritualistic Brahminical society and reached its peak under the Mauryan Empire (322-185 AD).
Buddhism is based on the principle or the law of impermanence i.e.
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History of Buddhism, Buddhism History, Buddhism Religion History, History of Buddhism Religion
From the seventh century, Buddhism went on a downward spiral in India, because of growth of Hinduism, decline of Buddhist universities and Muslim Turk invasions of northwest India.
The arrival of an Indian tantric master, known as Padmasambhava, was instrumental in the spread of Buddhism in Tibet.
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 History of Buddhism   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The history of Buddhism is also characterized by the development of numerous movements and schisms, foremost among them the Theravada, Mahāyāna and Vajrayana traditions, punctuated by contrasting periods of expansion and retreat.
Buddhism flourished under the Indo-Greek kings, and it has been suggested that their invasion of India was intended to show their support for the Mauryan empire, and to protect the Buddhist faith from the religious persecutions of the Sungas (185—73 BCE).
The Kushans were supportive of Buddhism, and a fourth Buddhist council was convened by the Kushan emperor Kanishka, around 100 CE at Jalandhar or in Kashmir, and is usually associated with the formal rise of Mahayana Buddhism and its scission from Theravada Buddhism.
www.buddhaindex.com /browse.php?cat=273345   (3481 words)

  
 Buddhism in History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Buddhism and Politics in Twentieth Century Asia by Ian Harris (Continuum) Historically, Buddhism has tended to prosper in societies organized in accordance with the sociopolitical teachings of the Buddha.
Buddhism was replaced as the effective state religion by State Shinto in 1872, when an ideologically constructed myth of the Emperor as direct descendant of the Sun Goddess was elaborated.
During the long‑drawn‑out civil war from 1946 to 1975, Buddhism was used by both sides in support of their own political agendas: by the Royal Lao government to commend its development programme to ethnic Lao; and by the Pathet Lao insurgents to criticize the impact of the American presence on traditional Lao culture and values.
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 BUDDHISM
Buddhism in India was to remain a dead religion until the 20th century.
In the course of its eventful history Buddhism which began as a departure from the ritualism of the Hindu religion gradually adapted and absorbed many Hindu ideas and practices to the point that at times, the lines of distinction between the two religions (the parent and the offspring) were blurred.
Buddhism is the only trans-national religion which has never preached malice against other faiths, nor have its followers ever indulged in a holy war against those of another faith.
www.hindubooks.org /sudheer_birodkar/hindu_history/buddhism.html   (3729 words)

  
 Nalandabodhi International | Contact Us
Buddhadharma or Buddhism, as it is widely known today, was founded over 2500 years ago in ancient India by the historical Buddha, Shakyamuni.
Buddhism reached its height in China by the Fourth Century.
Continue on to the History of Buddhism in Tibet.
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 history ~ metaxu buddhism
The popularity of Buddhism and Jainism may have both been a reaction against the institutionalized, formal, Brahmin-dominated Hinduism of the time.
Buddhism brought the Indian scripts to South-East Asia, where the writing systems of Burmese, Thai, Laotian, Cambodian (Khmer), Balinese and Javanese are still based on a form of ancient Indian script.
Sakya Pandit is leader of the sakya sect; becomes the religious tutor of the Mongol emperors.
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 History of Buddhism
Buddhism in India describes in brief the rise and demise of Buddhism in India, the country where it all began and where Buddhism was nearly lost.
Buddhism in Tibet describes the development of the main schools, in which the North Indian Buddhist tantric tradition was preserved.
Buddhism in Japan gives an overview of how most important traditions developed, mainly based on what was imported from China.
www.buddhism.kalachakranet.org /history_buddhism.html   (351 words)

  
 History Of Buddhism - Buddhism News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A Glimpse At The History Of Buddhism: India 1 of 2
Overview of the history of Buddhism and the formation of the principal schools of Buddhism.
A history of Buddhism from the Buddha's enlightenment to the present day, covering all the major schools.
www.buddhismnews.com /buddhism/history-of-buddhism.html   (178 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Buddhism: A History (Religions of the World): Books: Noble Ross Reat   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 13 chapters, he discusses the Buddha in history and legend; the death of the Buddha and the split that resulted in the Theravada and Mahayana schools of Buddhism; the teachings of the Buddha; and the development of Buddhism around the world, primarily in the United States.
He also demonstrates the impact of the political history of different countries on the development of Buddhism and interweaves explanations of the importance of several Buddhist canonical texts with his descriptions of the development of the Theravada and Mahayana schools of Buddhism in various countries.
Noble Ross Reat's 'Buddhism: A History' sheds new light on old theories of connections between Mahayana and Hinduism, the emergence of Mahayana philosophy as a reaction to Nikaya Buddhist philosophies, the importance of Nikaya Buddhism as the fundament of later (Mahayana) development, and the large cultural framework wherein Buddhism evolved to its present from.
www.amazon.com /Buddhism-Religions-Noble-Ross-Reat/dp/0875730019   (1584 words)

  
 Brief History
In general, Buddhism is a practice of finding peace within oneself.
Their desire is to live happily, not harming others, working towards their ultimate goal of enlightenment.
Buddhism acts as a philosophy that regulates a persons place in the world, and the universe.
mcel.pacificu.edu /as/students/vb/history.htm   (477 words)

  
 History of Buddhism
One of the most significant events in the history of Buddhism is the chance encounter of the monk Nigrodha and the emperor Ashoka Maurya.
Buddhism did not come to a land innocent of religion and philosophy, of course.
It was in the latter half of the 1800's that Buddhism first came to be known in the west.
www.ship.edu /~cgboeree/buddhahist.html   (3361 words)

  
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One of the most significant events in the history of Buddhism is the chance encounter of the monk Nigrodha and the emperor Ashoka Maurya.
Buddhism did not come to a land innocent of religion and philosophy, of course.
But it was Japan that would have a field day with Chinese Buddhism, and pass the Mahayana traditions on to the US and the west generally.
www.quangduc.com /English/history/01historybuddhism.html   (3371 words)

  
 History of Buddhism
Buddhism in historical context tries to briefly describe the historical context in which Shakyamuni Buddha lived and taught his findings to others.
Buddhism in India describes in brief the rise and demise of Buddhism in India, the country where it all began and where Buddhism was nearly lost.
Buddhism in Tibet describes the development of the main schools, in which the North Indian Buddhist tantric tradition was preserved.
buddhism.kalachakranet.org /history_buddhism.html   (351 words)

  
 Buddhism History,Buddhism in India,Buddhism History in India
The History of Buddhism and Buddhism in India dates back to the birth of Shakyamuni or Gautama Buddha, about 2,500 years ago.
Buddhism attained momentum after lord Buddha attained realization in approximately 531 BC, after which he taught widely, all across the places in India.
Buddhism failed to adapt to changing social and political circumstances, and apparently lacked a wide base of support.
buddhist-pilgrimage.indiantravelportal.com /buddhism-history.html   (507 words)

  
 History of Buddhism - History for Kids!
In the 500's BC, during the later part of the Aryan period in India, the idea of reincarnation became very strong among Hindus.
In China, as in India, most Buddhist people continued to lead more or less ordinary lives, but some Buddhist men and women left their jobs and their families in order to live in Buddhist monasteries as monks or nuns.
Kidipede is a history site for children in fifth grade to eighth grade.
www.historyforkids.org /learn/india/religion/buddhism.htm   (420 words)

  
 BBC - Religion & Ethics - Buddhism
Buddhism is a tradition that focuses on personal spiritual development.
Buddhists strive for a deep insight into the true nature of life and do not worship gods or deities.
There are as many forms of Buddhist worship as there are schools of Buddhism.
www.bbc.co.uk /religion/religions/buddhism/index.shtml   (88 words)

  
 About Buddhism - History of Buddhism
He was born as a royal prince in 624 BC in a place called Lumbini, which was originally in northern India but is now part of Nepal.
These teachings which include the Sutra of the Four Noble Truths and other discourses, are the principal source of the Hinayana, or Lesser Vehicle, of Buddhism.
His intention in founding Buddhism was to lead living beings to permanent liberation from suffering.
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 Buddhism philosophy, history, practice and buddhist texts
Buddhism originated in India, but dominated the world for centuries before the great decline, which the Buddha himself predicted before his parinirvana.
Buddhism is essentially a religion of the mind.
The life of the Buddha in two parts, the history of Buddhism during the ancient, medieval and modern periods.
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 Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies - A History of Buddhism
Theravada Buddhism or the "the way of the elders" claims a close adherence to the original teachings as passed down by the immediate disciples of the Buddha.
Theravada Buddhism thrives in contemporary Sri Lanka, Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia and parts of Southwest China and bases its practice on texts written in the ancient Indian language of Pali.
The next major impetus to Buddhist development as recorded in Tibetan history was the arrival of the Indian Mahayana scholar Atisha in the 11th century that fully consolidated the centrality of a disciplined Mahayana practice in Tibet.
www.namgyal.org /about/buddhism.cfm   (1808 words)

  
 History Of Buddhism In Australia - Buddhism News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A chronological summary of the development of Buddhism from the Buddha's birth to the present...
The history of Buddhism in Australia has passed through several stages.
AShort History of Buddhism in Australia with Statistics.
www.buddhismnews.com /buddhism/history-of-buddhism-in-australia.html   (198 words)

  
 High History of Buddhism
Ecstasy is not a hallucinogen or entheogen, but has best been described as an empathogen: it seems to relax the stranglehold of the individual ego and open the way to an unusually high level of intimacy and communication (hence its populaiity with marriage counselors).
and for a split second of history it was as if the veil had been rent and all the archetypes of the unconscious now sprang forth.
At least for the tantric lineages of Buddhism there is no limit to the skillful means ax'ailable to a bodhisarrva, which includes many teachings on transforming poison into nectar.
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