Buddha Shakyamuni founded Buddhism in this particular world. He was born as a royal aristocrat in 624 BC in an exceedingly place known as Lumbini, that was originally in northern Bharat however is currently a part of Asian nation (Nepal). ‘Shakya’ is that the name of the royal line into that he was born, and ‘Muni’ suggests that ‘Able One’. His folks gave him the name Gautama and there have been several marvelous predictions concerning his future.
In his early years he lived as an aristocrat in his royal palace however once he was twenty nine years recent he retired to the forest wherever he followed a non-secular lifetime of meditation. After that six years he earned enlightenment beneath the e Bodhi Tree in Bodh Gaya, India.
He was afterwards requested to show and as Venerable Geshe Kelsang says in Introduction to Buddhism:
‘As a results of this request, Buddha rose from meditation and instructed the primary Wheel of Dharma. These teachings that embody the Sanskrit literature of the Four Noble Truths and different discourses, square measure the principal supply of the Hinayana, or Lesser Vehicle, of Buddhism.
Later, Buddha instructed the second and third Wheels of Dharma that embody the Perfection of knowledge Sanskrit literatures and also the Sutra Discriminating the Intention severally. These teachings square measure the supply of the Mahayana, or nice Vehicle, of Buddhism.
Within the Hinayana teachings Buddha explains a way to attain liberation from suffering for oneself alone, and within the Mahayana teachings he explains a way to attain full enlightenment, or Buddhahood, for the sake of others. Each traditions flourished in Asia, initially in Bharat then bit by bit in different close countries, together with Tibet. Currently they're additionally getting down to flourish within the West.’
In all Buddha Shakyamuni gave 84 thousand teachings. His intention in commencement Buddhism was to guide living beings to permanent liberation from suffering. He realized temporary liberation from suffering and difficulties isn't enough. Driven by love and compassion his aim was to assist living beings realize lasting peace or nirvana.