Buddha and Buddhism
The founder of Buddhism in this world
was Buddha Shakyamuni who lived and taught in India some two and a half
thousand years ago. Since then millions of people around the world have
followed the pure spiritual path he revealed.
Buddha explained that all our problems and suffering arise from confused and negative states of mind, and all our happiness and good fortune arise from peaceful and positive states of mind.
Lasting peace and happiness
He taught methods for gradually overcoming minds such as anger, jealousy
and ignorance, and developing positive minds such as love, compassion
and wisdom. By removing all of our negative states of mind we will come
to experience lasting peace and happiness.
These methods work for anyone, in any country, in any age. Once we have gained experience of them for ourselves we can pass them on to others so they, too, can
enjoy the same benefits.
The Buddhist way of life – peace,loving kindness and wisdom – is just as relevant today as it was when Buddha appeared in ancient India.