Zen Den Friday
Buddhism has spread throughout Asia and the world, but it began in India. In what is now Nepal, “Siddhartha Gautama was born in or around 563 BCE on a full moon night. His birth, like that of Christ, is supposed to have been miraculous, and the sage Asita is said to have declared that the boy would become the greatest monarch of all times or a great renouncer, the teacher of humankind.” (Read more at UCLA.)
The Buddha exposed “The Four Noble Truths” having said, “‘I teach suffering, its origin, cessation and path. That’s all I teach,’ 2500 years ago.” Life is suffering and the Buddha teaches the path to cessation of suffering and the way to Nirvana. Read more at the BBC and explore more of India right here.