Thursday, September 20, 2007

Religion of Buddhism

The religion of about one eight of the world's population is Buddhism. Buddhism is the fourth largest religion in the world. The Buddha, whose name was Siddhartha Gautama, lived 2,500 years ago in Northern India. He is also known as the Lord Budha (one who has awakened).

Buddhism later died out in India, but had become well known in Sri Lanka. From there, it expanded across Asia, evolving into 2 main forms:

  1. Theravada Buddhism is also called Southern Buddhism. It's spreaded mostly in Thailand, Burma, Cambodia and Laos.
  2. Mahayana Buddhism is also called Northern Buddhism. It's largely found in China, Japan, Korea, Tibet and Mongolia.
To these might be added:
  1. Vajrayana Buddhism. Some consider this to be a part of Mahayana Buddhism; others opinion it as a third Buddhist path.
  2. Tibetan Buddhism. This developed largely in isolation from Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism because of the isolated of Tibet.
  3. Zen Buddhism. This developed from within the Chinese Mahayana School known as Chan. Zen Buddhism is more and more popular in the West.
There are now dozens of different schools of Buddhist philosophy throughout Asia. The religion is known in the east as the Buddha-Dharma.

Other information:

  1. The birth, enlightenment and parinirvana (death with no rebirth) took place on the day of the full moon during the month of May. This has been declared Buddha Day by the United Nations.
  2. As of 2006-May, Buddha's parinirvana was 2550 years ago.
Buddha's teaching:

The four noble truths are:

  1. There is suffering.
  2. There is cause for suffering.
  3. There is end of suffering.
  4. There is path leading to the end of suffering.
One does not have to read the Tripitaka from beginning to end to understand the four noble truths. Each chapter is a sutra (synopsis), which Buddha would have used to explain the same four noble truths to his audiences under different conditions.

Achievement of enlightenment:

  • Goal: To achieve final liberation called Nibbana.

  • Instruments: Mind and Body (Nama Rupa).

  • Procedure: Follow the Noble eight-fold path is divided into 3 qualities :
  1. Wisdom (pana): Right View and Right Thought.
  2. Morality (sila): Right Speech, Right Action and Right Livelihood.
  3. Meditation (samadhi): Right Effort, Right Mindfulness and Right Concentration.
Since the 19th century:

  • Modern Buddhism has came out as a truly international movement. It started as an effort to produce a single form of Buddhism, without local increases, that all Buddhists could hug.
Symbols of Buddhism:

  1. Mandala

  2. Wheel of Life

  3. Mantra

  4. Chorten

  5. Hand Prayer Wheel

  6. Prayer Bids (27 bids)

  7. The "Lotus Flower" On Earth
I choose 2 of symbols Buddhism like one below this because I hope people have love to other people so there's a peace in the world.

Wheel of Dharma:
Wheel of Dharma means that people can live in peace and harmony. And people will have a successful future.


Mandala is classical Indian Languange of Sanskirit. And it's also symbol of Buddhism.


  • Buddhism developed in India and spread into central Asia.

  • Siddhartha Gautama became known as Budha, meaning Enlightened One.

  • All Buddhist have faith in:
  1. Buddha.

  2. His teachings, called the dharma.

  3. The religious community he founded, called the sangha. Buddhist call Buddha, the dharma, and the sangha the Three Refuges or Three Jewels.
  1., accessed on 14/9/07.

  2., accessed on 14/9/07.

  3., accessed on 18/9/07.

  4. World Book Inc., (2006), World Book Encyclopedia B 2 "Buddhism", accessed on 18/9/07.

  5. World Book Inc., (2006), World Book Encyclopedia Q-R 16 "Religion", accessed on 19/9/07.

Beatrix Potter

Do you believed the imagination will come true? Do you really believed your imagination is true? Why do you believed in your imagination? Do you believed there was a town that is full of imagination?
Beatrix Potter is an women who has a strong imagination. She maked a cartoon book about Peter Rabbit which is she's imagination friend.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

What is God?

God is a person who is the most mightiest person and he's the person who erase our sins. God is also the person who always is in our heart and the person who protect us. He's the only one that is perfect in this world. He's always seeing us in the earth. He will never leave us alone. He's giving us the most powerful love.

Where can we talk to God? We can talk to him in the church, we also can communicate with him when we were praying. He looks handsome.

Why does he love us? He loves us because he doesn't want us to go to the evil hell. Where does he live? He lives in 2 homes, heaven and our heart. You could look at God's home whenever you are in the church.

This is my belief about a mighty God!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Body works reflection

Central Idea:
The human body is designed for movement in work and play and can be affected by a variety of things.
Human body works:
Human body works is the first topic we did in grade 5.
I'm reflective because I always try to do something I don't know.
I'm knowledgeable because I work hard on the digestion story by collecting much information.
I'm ristakers because I'm not afraid to make my digestion story and haiku until night.

Monday, September 10, 2007

What I believe in?

When I'm small, first ... I believe that my Mickey mouse doll would come alive and it will play with me. I also believe that it would talk and comfort me when I'm sad. Second ... I believe that I can be Ultraman so that I can save the world. Megatron Andrew

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Thursday, September 6, 2007