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Siddhartha Gautama is the name of

the person who became known as the Buddha.

Tradition holds that which relative of the Buddha died soon after the birth of the Buddha?


Regarding his social class, the Buddha was

an aristocrat.

The Buddha lived about this time

fifth century B.C.E.

The Buddha was particularly troubled by the problem of

suffering and death.

The Buddha was shocked into going on a religious search by

the Four Passing Sights.

The Buddha left home to begin his life of wandering at what age?


The basic outlook on life, formulated by Buddhism, is contained in

the four noble truths

One of the essential Buddhist teachings is

everything is changing

In regard to the common belief in a permanent soul, the Buddha seems to have taught that

there is none

Buddhism began in


A major goal of Buddhism is

inner peace

Buddhism developed into several branches. The branch that spread into Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia is


Literally, Mahayana means

big vehicle

A person of great compassion, willing to be reborn constantly to help others, is called


The essential collection of sacred books of Buddhism is called

Tripitaka (Tipitaka).

The ideal of the Theravada branch is the

arhat (arahat).

Tibetan Buddhism includes elements of


The general name for that category of books that is said to give the words of the Buddha is


The unconditioned state of reality that is the highest goal of Buddhism is called


The dissatisfaction and sorrow that life brings is called


Tibetan Buddhism

makes great use of ritual

Buddhism came to Tibet from


The Buddha of the Western Paradise is


The name for the Buddhist community of monks and nuns is


To lessen suffering, the Buddha recommended

lessening of desire

Buddhism focuses especially on

maintaining inner peace

The Buddha opposed

The caste system

The Indian ruler who spread Buddhist teaching widely was


An important practice in Shingon Buddhism is

a fire ritual with historic links to the Vedic fire ceremony.

a fire ritual with historic links to the Vedic fire ceremony.

focus on breathing

One appeal of Buddhism for many Westerners is

emphasis on self-reliance and insight.

Engaged Buddhism is

a modern movement emphasizing charity and social activism.

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