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Buddhism by Mind Map: Buddhism

1. Where did it spread and why?

1.1. Buddhism spread all over India Ceylon, Burma, Nepal, Tibet, central Asia, China, and Japan and parts of the middle east

1.2. Buddhism spread because the religion sent monks to surrounding territories and people converted

1.2.1. Where it spread to

2. Political/Social Impact

2.1. As it spread throughout Asia, civilizations/ countries began to adopt it as their religion.

2.1.1. As these civilizations adopted Buddhism, more people accepted the religion and converted to Buddhism

2.2. Although Buddhism was one of the most peaceful religions monks would fight over high ranking religious positions and some of these disputes lead to violence

3. Origins/Founder

3.1. The origin of Buddhism points to one man, Siddhartha Gautama, the historical Buddha, who was born in Lumbini in present-day Nepal during the 5th century BCE.

3.1.1. Siddhartha Gautama

4. Sacred Text

4.1. Tripitaka (Pali Cannon)

4.2. Mahayana Strutas

4.3. Tibetan Book of the Dead

5. Core beliefs of faith

5.1. the four noble truths

5.1.1. They are the truth of suffering, the truth of the cause of suffering, the truth of the end of suffering, and the truth of the path that leads to the end of suffering. Four Noble Truths

6. Link to video on buddhism

7. Religious Artifact

7.1. To aid spiritual development offerings are placed daily on the home & temple shrine. The number & contents depend upon the type of Buddhism They represent gifts offered to guests & delight the senses - water for washing & drinking, flowers, incense, light, perfume, food & music.

7.1.1. sd