Aparna Lucknow, India 601 Questions 0 Answers 0 Best Answers 678 Points View Profile Aparna Asked: November 15, 20212021-11-15T18:10:04+05:30 2021-11-15T18:10:04+05:30In: GENERAL Who was Buddha? Describe Citizenship of Buddha: Beyond India and Nepal war of words. architectureartculture Share Facebook 1 Answer Recent 0 Questions 518 Answers 176 Best Answers 0 Points View Profile [Deleted User] 2021-11-16T23:06:27+05:30Added an answer on November 16, 2021 at 11:06 pm Citizenship of Buddha: Beyond India and Nepal war of words There was a war of words between India and Nepal over the origin of the Gautama Buddha. About Buddha “Buddha” means “one who is awake. Gautama Buddha was a contemporary of Mahavira. Gautama Buddha’s royal name was Siddhartha. He was the son of Suddhodhana, the Chief of the Sakya clan of Kapilvastu in the Nepal Tarai area. He was born in 566 B.C. in the village of Lumbini a few miles from Kapilvastu. Facts suggest that a young Siddhartha Gautam left his father’s palace before settling at a site where he attained enlightenment. The place is now in present-day India and is known as Bodh Gaya. He discovered four noble truths and the Eightfold Path to Nirvana, or ultimate bliss. Noble Truths: The Four Noble Truths of Buddhism: Existence is suffering The cause of suffering is craving and attachment Suffering ceases at some point and turns to Nirvana (liberation or total bliss) There is a path to Nirvana which is made up of eight steps, sometimes called the Eightfold Path. The Eightfold Path to Nirvana is to be “right” in all these areas: concentration, views, speech, resolve, action, livelihood, effort, and mindfulness. Major Schools: There are two major schools of Buddhism: Mahayana and Theravada or Hinayana. There is a third school, the Vajrayana, but it only has a small following. India and Nepal India and Nepal enjoy shared history, culture, and heritage. And, naturally, they share some irritants that raise their ugly heads once in a while. The relationship between the two countries has hit a low lately over territories on the northwestern ridge of Nepal. Even though both Kathmandu and New Delhi have expressed their willingness to hold diplomatic dialogue to resolve the issue, talks have failed to materialize. Amid this, a controversy over Gautam Buddha certainly does not help. India claim legitimacy Despite the fact that it is host to a relatively small population of Buddhists, India can claim legitimacy in its promotion of Buddhist diplomacy for a number of reasons. First, the Buddhist faith originated in India, therefore granting it singular historical legitimacy. Second, India has numerous sites of importance to the Buddhist faith, such as Bodh Gaya, Sarnath, and Nalanda. Third, India has nurtured an image of being a protector of the persecuted through the presence of the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan parliament-in-exile in Dharamshala. Deepening ties with Asian nations on the basis of Buddhism could potentially feed into the government’s larger policy objectives, for example, the ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy, and the ‘Act East’ policy. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer. Related Questions Tell me about Mata Chintpurni temple. Describe Ayodhya’s Ram Temple, a 3-Storey Structure with Nagara Style Architecture.
Citizenship of Buddha: Beyond India and Nepal war of words
There was a war of words between India and Nepal over the origin of the Gautama Buddha.
India and Nepal
India claim legitimacy