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The Eightfold path is a set of eight guides to clear your mind and reach enlightenment e.g. Right Mindfulness etc.
Siddhartha created Buddhism becuase of the sights he saw outside of his 'perfect world'.
There are two types of suffering - moral (murder) and natural (earthquakes).
Suffering is a challenge for theists as they believe that if God is all loving and powerful, he should intervene and stop suffering.
The goal of Buddhism is to reach Nirvana, To reach there you need to reach a state of enlightenment by clearing you mind. Then when you die, you will reach Nirvana and escape samsara
If you become a Buddhist monk, you will follow a routine where you wake up, meditate, help others out and so on so forth. As a Buddhist monk, you spend most time studying and meditating ALONE. You are given all your needs by people around you
The story of Kisa Gotami summarised: Kisa's son died at a young age and she started asking for medicine to bring the boy back. The buddha told here to get some mustard seeds from a house where nobody has suffered. Kisa then realised that this was impossible as everyone has suffered before.
Wesak is a festival where the life of the Buddha is celebrated. The place is decorated with vivid colours and the festival begins before dawn and followers fill the temple.
There are three marks of existence, anicca - nothing lasts forever, dukkha - everyone suffers and anatta - nothing is permanent.
Buddhists believe that craving things and clinging on to things you love makes you suffer because when they go, you are sad and suffer.
The Four Noble Truths is the solution to end suffering. They are everyone experiences suffering, you cant escape it. Suffering happens because we dont agree that everyone/thing changes. Suffering can stop if you stop wanting/craving things. Following the eightfold path will end suffering. This path is a middle way of living between luxury and poor.
The main features of the Gurdwara is the langar (community kitchen), the sach kand is where the book is kept at night and there is also the throne room where the Guru Granth Sahib is kept.
The festival Sikhs celebrate is called Vaisakhi. It celebrates the mark of a Sikh new year and it commemorates the formation of the khalsa.
Sewa is selfless service to help others in the community. You can help out in lots of ways such as cooking in the community kitchen (the langar).
The caste system also why Guru Nanak created Sikhism. It was because of how you had no choice of place and suffered because of it. Sikhism tries to stop this.
the Khalsa Sikhs are the fully committed Sikhs. They wear the five k's: the kirpan, kachera, kanga, kesh and the kara.
The goal of Sikhism is to reach Mukti. Reaching this will allow them to be absorbed into God
Sikhism was created because of how people were not treated equally and suffered because of it
The story of Duni Chand summarised: Guru Nanak came across a very rich man called Duni Chand. Duni Chand bragged about how many rupees he had to Guru Nanak. To teach him a lesson, Guru Nanak gave Duni Chand a needle and told him to give it back when he died. Then, Duni Chand realised that nothing he has will come with him when he dies, so giving out is a way to be kind to the community.
Both Religions :silhouettes:
Meditation is very important as it clears the mind and focuses it on what really matters
Both religions were developed because of the suffering that people saw
The aim is to escape the cycle of samsara
Karma is generated from doing good or bad actions. Bad karma will make you suffer more in your next life. However, good karma is the opposite.
Revision for 10th February