Lotus of the Good Law is also very significant to followers of Buddhism as it expresses salvation to Buddhism being universally attainable and lastly, the Tibetan Book of the Dead is also very substantial to adherents of Buddhism as it as it is means by which a Buddhist can determine their rebirth or Nirvana. The Tripitaka is a very significant text for adherents of Buddhism as it can as a guide to the teachings of the Buddha. Firstly, the Tripitaka is a sacred text split into three “baskets”; the Sutra Pitaka, Vinaya Pitaka and the Abhidharma Pitaka. The first basket, the Sutra Pitaka sets the rules and expectations of the Sangha. In this way, the Tripitaka is very significant to adherents of Buddhism as it provides a clear set of expectations of the adherent of the religion as well as providing a guide to the teachings of Buddha.
In Buddhism, by following a methodical life one can find an understanding of existence and achieve Nirvana (enlightenment). The word Hindu has geographical implication and was used originally for those people who lived beyond the river Sindhu or the region watered by the river Indus. Hinduism is a shared term pragmatic to the several metaphysical and religious customs intrinsic to India.
In order to understand any religion one needs to understand their history and how they flourished. Similarly, to get a better understanding of Buddhism and Jainism one needs to understand their origins and theology. The main aim of both the religion was to find a substitute way of achieving salvation in life instead of the ritual bound Brahmanism way of Hinduism. First, Jainism is amongst the many oldest practicing religions found today and like its counterparts it has a deep history attached to
The Buddha and Mahavira, the founders, both taught different sets of beliefs, and offered followers assistance on how to end the negative feelings that cause humans to suffer. Both Jainism and Theravada Buddhism hold many similarities and differences; yet, they have a very important place in history and are extremely important to humanity for their beliefs and teachings. Jainism originated in India during the sixth century BCE. The faith is named after the jinas, spiritual conquerors who have achieved liberation. Jainism looks to a series of founding figures, Tirthankaras, the twenty-four spiritual leaders called ford-makers or river crossers.
Buddhists believe the more you give without seeking something in return, the ‘wealthier’ you become. Giving is said to purify and transform the mid of the giver. A monk or Bhikku is also another cultural link to Buddhist tradition. A bhikku’s lifestyle is simple + meditative, the ultimate goal to attain Nirvana. Like all other religious traditions Buddhism has an important place for pilgrimage based sites where Gautama Buddha lived and taught.
Taoism is an ancient Chinese religion that spread all over the world. It is an organized belief system that is complementary and not competitive to other religions like Buddhism and Confucianism. While Confucianism focuses on the social and moral side of life, Taoism focuses on the spiritual, individual self. The principles on which Taoism thrives even today include chi, feng shui, and interdependency between life and death. Taoism is probably best known for the yin and yang symbol, which was part of the belief.
History of Tai Chi Some trace the origins of tai chi to Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu, also called Laozi or Lao Tse. Loa Tzu may or may not have been just one person, may or may not have lived in the the 6th or 4th century BC and may or may not have written the Tao Te Ching, or Daodehing. These writings are the basis of the philosophical approach and foundations of Tai Chi. Skip forward to somewhere between 1279 and1459 AD. Chang San-feng, another historically disputed figure, may have been a Shaolin monk and is credited with developing Tai Chi's movements.
Khon Khonchok Gyalpo studied under Drokmi the Translator and became a master of many deep teachings. The fourth basic path of Tibetan Buddhism is the Gelug (Way of Virtue) tradition which combines the teachings and practices of the original three. This final tradition was founded by Gyalwa Tsongkhapa (1357-1419), who is a descendent of the Dalai Lama (meaning "chief" or "high priest"). This final
Sutta Pitaka Main article: Sutta Pitaka Atthakavagga The Atthakavagga, one of the oldest books of the Sutta Pitaka, contained in the Sutta Nipata, does not give a clear-cut goal such as Nirvana, but describes the ideal person.  This ideal person is especially characterized by suddhi (purity) and santi (calmness).  Commentaries on the Atthakavagga, namely the Mahaniddesa and the commentary by Buddhaghosa, show the development of Buddhist ideas over time. Both commentaries place the Atthakavagga in their frame of reference, giving an elaborated system of thought far more complicated than the Atthakavagga itself.  The Noble Eightfold Path Main article: Noble Eightfold Path The Noble Eightfold Path is widely known as the description of the Buddhist path.