Buddhism is one of the most influential religion practiced out of the three other religions present in the world. Buddhism teaches us about how to live our life and tackle the various situations coming in our path. It is not only related to a soul but also spreads awareness of self existence. Buddhism attracts the world because it doesn’t only have sound judgment but is also scientifically related to life. Buddha asked his fellow members not to trust his preaching blindly instead asked them to believe it only if works for them after practicing those methods.
With the changing times and acceptance of Modernization has lead to weaken the relationships that people had before. The number of arguments, unwillingness to adjust has lead every individual to an unbalanced and an unhappy life. Here Buddhism plays an important role in overcoming all problems in life.
In these century Buddhism helps in :
- Gaining a happy mind state through moral principles
- Leading a life full of virtues
- Finding inner peace
- Living a meaningful life
Buddhism consists of various methods which were taught by Buddha because every individual differs from other individual. No two individuals have same thinking at every stage, each has its own mindset and a different path to follow. So there are various methods which a person can follow according to his own situation.
Buddhism aims at removing the unhappiness and sufferings. It teaches an individual to look within own self and find causes of problems rather than blaming others. It teaches to give up the feeling of jealously and hatred towards other and help individuals who is in need irrespective of his behavior.
An individual is never satisfied with things he has instead urges to gain more giving no importance to things that he has. This leads to dissatisfaction and results to an unhappy lifestyle. Here Buddhism helps in understanding the importance of things one already has and enjoy it.
Kadampa Buddhism provides various paths for learning Buddhism and requests people to meditate so as to attain a stress free life.
Buddhist Science, Philosophy and Religion are the major approaches followed in Buddhism to solve problem of people. The Buddhist science is related to psychology which aims at determining the working of mind, emotions and cosmology.
Buddhism is presented and taught from different point of views in different parts of the world. It can be either in psychology, devotional approach or intellectual approach. Hence Buddhism blends itself according to the culture as well as the mentality of different organization or society, while keeping the motto unchanged. The four noble truths and eight fold paths given by Buddha plays an important role in affecting and benefitting the lives of people in 21st century.
With development of Buddhism monasteries are developed in different parts of the world where members devote all their life to help people in need. They provide counseling, helps people in facing their sufferings of life. The Buddhist monasteries run schools, free clinics, old age homes and other organization for the wellbeing of people.
There are various Buddhist festivals celebrated in India like :
Buddha Jayanti is celebrated as the birth of Lord Buddha on full moon night (purnima) in April or May. It is the same day when Buddha obtained enlightenment also as the day when Buddha died. It is considered as the most auspicious day and is celebrated throughout the country.
This fair is organized in Hemis Monastery located in Ladakh.It is one the most famous event of the country which has tourist from India as well as abroad. Here sacred mask dances, chaams, beating of drums are performed by monks.
Losar is also known as the Tibetian New Year and is celebrated in various parts of India.Chaam dances are performed at various monasteries in India.
It is celebrated at the gathering of 1250 “ARHANTS” in Rajgaha city. It takes place in “magha” month according to the Indian calendar so is also known as magha Puja.
It id believed to be the day when Buddha delivered his first lessons to a group of five friends. It also shows the beginning of Rain Retreat (monsoon months).
This day symbolizes the end of the three months of the Rains which start on Asalha day.
Hence in 21st century, Buddhism has a greater impact at Global platform, being not restricted to any other culture.