North Maharashtra University
'A' Grade NAAC Re-Accredited (3rd Cycle)
Jalgaon-425001, Maharashtra, (India)
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Mahatma Gautam Buddha
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Prof. A. P. Dongre
Head,
Buddhist Study and Research Centre,
North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon

Buddhist Study and Research Centre
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Buddhism is a major global religion with a complex history and system of beliefs. It began around 2,500 years ago in India when Siddhartha Gautama discovered how to bring happiness into the world. The Buddha was not a god and the philosophy of Buddhism does not entail any theistic world-view. The teachings of the Buddha are aimed solely to liberate sentient beings from suffering.

The Basic Teachings of Buddha which are the core of Buddhism are-
    The Three Universal Truths
  • Nothing is lost in the universe
  • Everything Changes
  • Law of Cause and Effect
    The Four Noble Truths
  • Life is suffering
  • Suffering is due to attachment
  • Attachment can be overcome
  • There is a path for accomplishing this
    The Noble Eightfold Path
  • Right View is the true understanding of the four noble truths.
  • Right Aspiration is the true desire to free oneself from attachment, ignorance, and hatefulness. These    two are referred to as Prajña, or wisdom.
  •  Right Speech involves abstaining from lying, gossiping, or hurtful talk.
  • Right Action involves abstaining from hurtful behaviors, such as killing, stealing, and careless sex.
  • Right Livelihood means making your living in such a way as to avoid dishonesty and hurting others, including animals. These three are referred to as Shila, or morality.
  • Right Effort is a matter of exerting oneself in regards to the content of one's mind: Bad qualities should be abandoned and prevented from arising again; Good qualities should be enacted and nurtured.
  • Right Mindfulness is the focusing of one's attention on one's body, feelings, thoughts, and consciousness in such a way as to overcome craving, hatred, and ignorance.
  • Right Concentration is meditating in such a way as to progressively realize a true understanding of imperfection, impermanence, and non-separateness.
  • Thus the teachings of Buddha till today is the very way of living life of thousands and millions of people all across the world. Keeping this view in mind North Maharashtra University decided to establish Buddhist Study & Research Centre from the academic year 2012-2013.

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