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The Dharma Wheel

The Dharma wheel ( known as the Dharma chakra ) is the holy symbol of Buddhism. Buddhists believe Buddha gave his first teachings on the Wheel of Dharma. The word Dharma came from the Sanskrit noun "to hold, maintain, keep". ​

The Eightfold Path

  1. Right view - all actions have consequences after death, as death is not the end.​
  2. Right thought- do not think badly be loving, caring and calm, adopt a life of a religious mendicant.​
  3. Right speech- no lying no rude speech no telling someone what another says about them.​
  4. Right behaviour- no killing or... (More)

Notes on Buddhism.

Middle Way: the middle way means finding happiness between extreme luxury and extreme hardship. It is about living a balanced life.

Nirvana: nirvana is being in a state of perfect happiness and peace. It is a feeling of freedom. Nirvana can be reached by following the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path and the Five Precepts.

The Four Noble Truths:

1. life is full of suffering. People cannot always be happy.

2. the main cause of suffering is desire and greed.

3. people can reach nirvana by not being greedy and selfish towards others.

4. the Middle Way is the... (More)

Notes on Hinduism.

Hinduism was founded in India in 2000 BCE.

Brahman: Brahman is a supreme soul or spirit that has no shape or form. Hindus believe that everything in the universe flows from Brahman.

Polytheistic: there are many Hindu gods and goddesses, so Hinduism is an example of polytheism, which means believing in more than one god. The gods and goddesses, represent different parts of Brahman's power and character.

The three most important gods are:

Brahma: the god who created the world. Identified with four arms. His four arms face different directions, showing he is everywhere.

Vishnu: the god who protects people... (More)

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Religion keywords.

Belief - an idea that people think is true and they trust.

Worldview - the way we look at the world and what we think is important in life.

Faith - a set of beliefs about the world that are connected to a particular religion also an individual's trust that their religious beliefs are true.

Secular - not connected or associated with a religion.

The divine - God or Gods or something higher than human life.

Sacred - something holy connected to a religion.

Denomination - a religious group that has different beliefs and practices from other groups even though... (More)