Foundations of Buddhism were laid down by Gautama Buddha around 500 BC, who philosophised a way of life, called Madhyamaka, based on eight noble principles, also called as Eight Fold Path. These principles are:
Right Views, Right Resolve, Right Speech, Right Conduct, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Recollection and Right Meditation.
Buddhism is one of the oldest cultures prevalent today. During the modern times, Buddhism has become one the most preferred way of living, especially in th
We often find our parents and grandparents talking about things, places and names which were lost. Things and places they grew up seeing, but are no longer to be found. Some of them have even become a part of folklore.
When we come across such stories, we often feel the nostalgia building up, and our minds imagine the charm those things and places created. Amid this there’s utter sadness that the generations of yore couldn’t preserve such places for us to experience them. Some great monuments, which were epitome of excellence, have been lost in the pages of history.
Buddhism is an ancient culture, which spread across all the seven continents in the space of time. Along with the philosophy, Buddhist temples and monasteries were built, and some of them continue to remain even today. However, mother nature hasn’t been generous with everything, and certainly not with all ancient monuments.
Similar is the case with Buddhist architecture. While some have managed to survive the wrath of changing environment over time, many have been destroyed, some through natural wear and tear, and others through natural calamities. Most of Buddhist monuments