Thursday, 19 February 2015

How Does One Become A Buddhist? (Q&A)












(1)Q: How does one become a Buddhist?
(1)A: One becomes a Buddhist by taking the Three Refuges.


(2)Q: What are the Three Refuges?
(2)A: The Three Refuges are the Buddha,the Dhamma,and the Sangha.


(3)Q: What is the Pali word for the Three Refuges?
(3)A: Tisarana is the Pali word for the Three Refuges.


(4)Q: Who is the Buddha?
(4)A: The Buddha is the All-Knowing One.


(5)Q: Why do you seek refuge in the Buddha?
(5)A: I seek refuge in the Buddha because He taught way to end all sufferings.


(6)Q: Is Buddha your teacher?
(6)A: Yes,the Buddha is our greatest Teacher.


(7)Q: What is the Dhamma?
(7)A: The Dhamma is the Doctrine taught by the Buddha.


(8)Q: Why do you seek refuge in the Dhamma?
(8)A: I seek refuge in the Dhamma because it is the only path to end all sufferings.


(9)Q: Who is the Sangha?
(9)A: The Sangha is the Holy Order founded by the Buddha.


(10)Q: Why do you seek refuge in the Sangha?
(10)A: I seek refuge in the Sangha because they are the Holy Diciples who have understood the Dhamma.

Source : By Ye' Thu Aung (Buddhism for Beginners)