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Buddhism 4:Contribution of Buddhism to Indian Culture Buddhism

Contribution of Buddhism to Indian Culture Buddhism remained one of the foremost religions of not only India but the whole of Asia for many centuries but slowly it lost its hold over Asia and practically became non-existent in India. Corruption had crept in Buddhist Samghas because of the free entry of wealth and women in […]

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Buddhism 3: Buddhist Scriptures

Buddhist Scriptures Buddha’s preaching collected and classified into three volumes, collectively called as pitakas. The three volumes are like these, Sutta-pitaka It is a collection of Buddha’s preaching in dialogue form, which is mainly made for common people. It has five nikayas, in which the stories of Buddha’s rebirth (the jatakas) are collected in the […]

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Buddhism 2 : Buddhist Monachism or Sangha

Buddhist Monachism or Sangha  For the propagation of Buddhism, Buddha created a disciplined mechanism of missionaries, called as Bhikshus and Bhikshunis. He organized the missionaries and his disciples in a specific organization, called as Sangha. Membership of Sangha (Monastery) Any person (male or female) who is above 18 and left his possessions could become a […]

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Buddhism 1

Siddhartha was born at Lumbini in present Nepal. He was son of Shuddodana, the King of Shakya gana of Kapilvastu and Mayadevi, princess of Koliya gana. In his childhood he was taken care of by Gautami, hence he is also called as Gautama. After his enlightenment, he was called Buddha. Shuddodana provided all kinds of […]

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Janapadas Socio – Economic Life 1

Urbanisation  Increased agricultural activity and settled life led to the rise of sixteen Mahajanapadas (large territorial states) in north India in the sixth century BC. Anga, Magadha, Vatsa, Kasi, Kosala, Kuru, Pancala, Surasena, Matsya, Gandhara, Kamboja, Cedi, Avanti, Asvaka, Malla and Vajji. It  enabled Magadh, one of these states to defeat all others to rise […]

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