There is no Buddhist bible. There are several Buddhist scriptures and teachings in existence, but few Buddhist scholars agree these are authentic. Bibles of other religions are thought to convey the word of that religion's god, but Buddha was a man and not a god, so there is no bible.
Siddh?rtha Gautama, or Shakyamuni, founded Buddhism more than 2,000 years ago. The religion focuses on finding a peaceful and positive state of mind. Buddhism commonly uses meditation to achieve this inner peace. The Buddhist beliefs center around karma and rebirth. Buddhists believe every action is followed by a karmic event. An individual's karma is always returned to him and an individual is reborn into the next life based on his past karma. As of 2014, Buddhism continues to be a major religion around the globe.Learn More
Lucifer is not the same as Satan in the Bible, although in modern usage, the two names are often used interchangeably. The name "Lucifer," which means roughly "Morning Star," was used only once in the King James Bible; in the ASV Bible, the term "Day Star" is used instead.Full Answer >
Sikhs celebrate Diwali by setting off firecrackers, displaying candles in their windows and doorways and decorating the outside of their homes and buildings with lights. Called the Festival of Lights or the Festival of Lamps, Dewali celebrates the release of Guru Hargobind by the Emporer Jahangir in 1619. After his release, Sikhs lit the Golden Temple, and the tradition has continued into modern days.Full Answer >
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, better known as Mahatma Gandhi, believed in Hinduism, non-violence, vegetarianism, self-rule, education, the search for truth and the usefulness of fasting and celibacy. Ghandi's Hinduism had Jain influences. He used the principles of non-violence to lead an Indian resistance against the British.Full Answer >
While Catholics have the Pope as their leader and Buddhists have the Dalai Lama, Shintoists do not have a central leader. Instead, each Shinto shrine operates independently and is led by an educated Shinto priest.Full Answer >