Buddhism is a religion based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.Â Religion was born in what is now equivalent to northern India between the fifth and third centuries BCÂ It then spread in East Asia and mixed with different cultures and traditions.Â Today there are three main approaches in Buddhism, with large and small differences between them.Â These are: Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana.Â With a religion that is less active in our oblong country, we serve in all cases on the facts of what is so huge in Asia!
10 Facts you probably did not know about Buddhism
01)Â Â Three of the tallest statues we have here on earth represents the Buddha.
02)Â Â Buddhism is said that the largest inÂ AsiaÂ , and beyond Asia’s borders, there are only a total of aboutÂ 7 millionÂ Buddhists.
03)Â Thanboddhay Pagoda (see picture below) in Burma has a total ofÂ Â 582 357Â Buddha statues!
04)Â Unlike most religions, Buddhism has no single centralÂ textÂ orÂ bookÂ in order to comply with the traditions and lifestyle.
05)Â Some Buddhist monks in Japan practiced in former timesÂ Â sjÃ¤lvmumifieringÂ by following a special diet, then they locked themselves in aÂ tombÂ .
06)Â In Thailand, Burma, Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Laos celebrated the Buddhist New Year in the wholeÂ three daysÂ !
07)Â In Japan, it was in the old days are not uncommon withÂ homosexualÂ relationships between Buddhist samurai.
08)Â In Buddhism regardedÂ Â suicideÂ as throwing away a valuable opportunity to generate positive karma.
09)Â Â The Buddhist monks are not allowed under any circumstances toÂ killÂ any animal.Â Even pests and vermin go with your back free and need not fear a donut!
10)Â Buddhism sees man as part ofÂ natureÂ , not as a separate addition to nature.