Essay on Gautama Buddha and Noble Truths

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Buddhism, the religion was born in India in the sixth century, with wide spread over a large part of Asia and many parts of the world. Siddhartha Gautama a prince of the kingdom of Sakyas displease with the problem of suffering in the world Siddhartha became a holy man to seek the meaning of it, he sat under a bodi tree fasting and meditating until he found enlightenment. Buddhism teaches to have respect for nature, cleanliness, love for simple things, and good manners. The basic understanding of Buddhism comes from the Four Noble Truths and the eight noble paths, life means suffering, the origin of suffering is attachment, the cessation of suffering is attainable and the path to the cessation of suffering. After the death of Buddha his teaching began to spread through Asia and became a way of life for many, his teachings were then recorded into a book called the tripitaka.
The first of the noble path is all life is suffering to live means to suffer, because the human nature is not perfect and neither is the world we live in. During our lifetime, we have to endure physical suffering such as pain, sickness, injury, old age, and eventually death and we have to endure psychological suffering like sadness, fear, frustration, disappointment, and depression. Although there are different degrees of suffering and there are also positive experiences in life that we perceive as the opposite of suffering, such as ease, comfort and happiness, life in its totality is imperfect and incomplete, because our world is subject to impermanence. This means we are never able to keep permanently what we strive for, and just as happy moments pass by; we ourselves and our loved ones will pass away one day, too all life knows suffering. The second noble truth is that suffering comes from desire not just the physical object but ideas, food. The pursuit of wealth and prestige, fame or wanting popularity we must rid ourselves of these desires, because the objects of our attachment is only going to be for a short time. We can never satisfy our desire we are going to keep wanting more and with the changing times there is always going to be something new that you would want which leads to problem.
The third noble truth speaks of to end suffering end the attainable and this can be attained through nirvana. Nirvana means by putting an end to greed, hatred, and delusion, an end to suffering can be found. This means that suffering can be overcome not end through human activity, simply by removing the cause of suffering. Attaining and perfecting dispassion is a process of