Buddhism Important Facts: Philosophy – Pratityasamutpada (reason behind everything). Buddhism has its foundation on three pillars– Gouthama Buddha- Founder. Dhamma- Principle. Sangha- Order of Buddhist monks and nuns. Siddhartha or the Gautama, also “Tathagata” and “Sakyamuni” was born in 563 B.C. in Lumbini (nepal), near Kapilavastu, the capital of Sakyan Republic, to Suddhodana and Mahamaya (the princess of Kosal dynasty). Was brought up by his stepmother- Gautami. Married to Yashodhara and had a son, Rahula. Left home (Mahabhinishkrama– Great Sacrifice / Great Going Forth) at 29 accompained by Channa (Charioteer), his favourite horse (Kanthaka), after being disturbed by the sight of an old man, a sick man, a dead body … Continue reading Buddhism