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1

What was Siddhartha dissatisfied with?

the practices of Hinduism

2

What was Siddhartha’s full name?

Siddhartha Gautama

3

Where was Siddhartha born?

Northern India

4

What class was Siddhartha born into?

Warrior

5

Why was Siddhartha dissatisfied?

he felt something was missing from his life

6

Siddhartha began to ask questions about the ________.

Siddhartha began to ask questions about the meaning of life.

7

What did Siddhartha do before he reached 30?

He left his home and family to look for answers to life.

8

Siddhartha wanted to free his life of _______.

Siddhartha wanted to free his life of daily worries.

9

Name 3 things Siddhartha did to free his life of daily worries.

1.) no bathing

2.) fasting

3.) meditate

10

What is fasting?

going without food

11

What is meditation?

The focusing of the mind on spiritual ideas

12

After wandering for 6 years, Siddhartha sat down and meditated for how many weeks?

7 weeks

13

What causes human suffering according to Siddhartha?

1.) Wanting what we like but do not have.

2.) Wanting to keep what we like and already have.

3.) Not wanting what we dislike but have.

14

Where did Siddhartha meditate for the 7 weeks?

under a tree

15

What did Siddhartha's followers call the tree that he meditated under?

Tree of Wisdom

16

Siddhartha described his new ideas to _____ followers.

Siddhartha described his new ideas to five followers.

17

What did the 5 followers that Siddhartha described his new ideas to call this 1st discussion?

First Sermon

18

Siddhartha Gautama was ______.

Siddhartha Gautama was enlightened.

19

What became Siddhartha Gautama's new name?

Buddha

20

What does Buddha mean?

Enlightened One

21

What did Buddha do the rest of his life?

traveled through northern India teaching people his ideas

22

What is Buddhism?

a religion based on the teachings of Buddha

23

Buddhism does have some ______ ideas.

Buddhism does have some Hindu ideas.

24

According to the four noble truths, people cannot escape from ______.

According to the four noble truths, people cannot escape from sorrow.

25

According to the four noble truths, desire for ________ causes suffering.

According to the four noble truths, desire for pleasure and material goods causes suffering.

26

According to the four noble truths, what is nirvana?

perfect peace

27

According to the four noble truths, how can people overcome ignorance?

following the eight fold path

28

Buddha did not believe in animal _______.

Buddha did not believe in animal sacrifices.

29

Buddha (did / did not) believe in the Brahmins.

did not

30

Buddha (did / did not) believe in reincarnation.

did

31

If you did not reach Nirvana, what would happen?

reborn time and time again until they found it

32

What people did Buddha win over?

  • herdsman
  • farmers
  • artisans
  • untouchables

33

Buddha was against the ______ System.

Buddha was against the Caste System.

34

Buddha didn't think people should be confined to a particular place in _______.

Buddha didn't think people should be confined to a particular place in society.

35

How many followers spread his teachings throughout India?

500 followers

36

The Buddhist teachings were ____ to understand.

The Buddhist teachings were easy to understand.

37

What king became a Buddhist?

Asoka

38

What did King Asoka build around India?

Buddhist temples and schools

39

Who are missionaries?

people who work to spread their religious beliefs

40

What island did the missionaries sail to?

Sri Lanka

41

What happened in Sri Lanka a few years ago?

a tsunami

42

What are the 2 major branches of Buddhism?

1.) Theravada

2.) Mahayana

43

What did the Theravada branch of Buddhism believe?

Followed Buddha’s teachings exactly like had stated them

44

What did the Mahayana Buddhist believe?

The largest branch, thought other people could interpret the Buddha’s teachings to help people reach nirvana

45

More than 10 million Japanese follow what is known as ______.

More than 10 million Japanese follow what is known as Zen Buddhism.

46

The Japanese Buddhists believe enlightenment can be achieved by breaking through the boundaries of everyday _________.

The Japanese Buddhists believe enlightenment can be achieved by breaking through the boundaries of everyday logical thinking (which means a higher level thinking).

47

_______ generally represent the enlightened mind of Buddhism.

Stupas generally represent the enlightened mind of Buddhism.

48

Stupas were constructed since the _______ days of Buddhism.

Stupas were constructed since the early days of Buddhism.

49

What are the 5 elements that the Stupas represent?

1.) square base represents Earth

2.) round dome is for water

3.) cone-shape is fire

4.) canopy is air

5.) volume is space

50

Stupas are often used to store ________.

Stupas are often used to store relics from important teachers.

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