I don't think laws...is an appropriate term to use in conjunction with buddhism. Since the buddha himself said "do not believe anything you hear even if i have said it unless it agrees with your own logic and reasoning".
some practices origins:
Well buddhism is a very logical religion. A lot of the great ideas in buddhism are often lost in mystical mumbo jumbo, theres little to no mysticism in buddhism.
There has never been a religious war in the name of buddhism in all of history and buddhism is 500 years older than christianity.
It started with a man who was born of royalty. A prophet claimed that he would either be a great ruler or a powerful religious man. His father wanted the first come true so he cut him off from the world and any form of suffering. He lavished riches, women, and other things upon him but one day the prince this man - named siddhartha gautama wanted to go outside the palace. His father cleaned up the street so it too would appear wondeful as the palace did. However while he was out he saw one elderly person, one sick person, and one dead. He asked his cart driver what these things were, as he had never heard of or experienced them before.
He then realized it doens't matter who you are, all of these things happen to every person and we are all equal on this basis, no matter how much we do we will all end up the same. So he ran away and lived a life of deprevity for many years until he was just a skeleton. A woman from a local village nursed him back to health and while meditating under a bodhi tree he achieved enlightenment and then created the four noble truths that lead to the middle way.
1. Life is frought with suffering (this is the correct version of the first noble truth - it is not 'life is suffering'.
For you see we can't escape it, happiness is very fleeting. If you want a new car, to eat at your favorite resteraunt, or a new pair of shoes that can make you happy - but it's not permanent it will leave and gain you will return to a state of unhappiness wishing for something else to fill that void (this is speaking on a very general level - realize)
2. We suffer because we grasp for things
As i explained about we search for happiness outside of ourselves - hoping that some inanimate object will make us happy but it won't. Now this doesn't mean abandon all material posessions and live in a box in the woods. No, you can still take simple pleasure from these items but realize and do not delude yourself into thinking that you can always be happy with only these things or that these things will make you happy forever.
3. We can end this suffering, it is not inevitable
This perhaps sounds like a waste of a noble truth. But basically this is about hope. We are not doomed, we can save ourselves. We can realize that we already have everything we need inside of ourselves to be happy and that we can change - its never too late.
4. The way to do this is by the middle way or the eightfold path
The middle way i can best explain by goldilocks and the three bears. This porrige is too hot, this porrige is too cold - this one is just right. Live your life by just right. The eightfold path is another story of explanation - message me if you would like to know about it.
Other ideas are:
Some key ideas in buddhism are self-mastery as attained through study and meditation.
No-self, this doesn't mean you don't exist but simply that you don't only exist. It's an idea that says we need to function as a community, no person individually would survive and this is true. We all affect each other and we all need each other. We're realizing just how true this is with environmental issues and global warming. So if you hurt someone ultimately you're hurting yourself since we all need eachother and this leads to the idea of compassion and tolerance.
We all have the same potential, no one person is better than any other because ultimately we all experience four things (given that we live a long life) Birth, sickness, old age, and death - regardless of wealth, gender, race, religion, etc.
Also theres Karma, a widely misinterpreted term. This is not a physical idea or an eye for an eye. It's not if you steal something something will get stolen from you - i believe thats irony if anything. Karma is more of an internal thing, it could be compared to the christian idea of a soul. If you do something bad you're hurting yourself internally, and if you do something good it helps you
Well heres some, i think i'll stop here i gave you enough to read -.-
hope this helped!
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