Essay on how the teachings of one man created a new religion
The man that the teachings are based on was born in Lumbini, Nepal in 563bc. His birth name is Siddhartha Gautama. Since his name, Siddhartha, means “he who achieves his aim”, you can say he was meant to grow up to be a figure of importance. After looking through many teachings and not achieving satisfaction with them, he left everything behind and set out on a journey. The night Siddhartha left he sat under a Bodhi tree and vowed not to get up until the truths came to him. Several days passed, as he sat seeking truths and clearing his mind.
The main goal of Buddhism is to attain Nirvana and in order to achieve this; one must let go of all desires and temptations. The basic teachings of Buddhism are the Three Universal Truths, Four Noble Truths, and Eightfold Path