Siddhartha in which you do meditate a lot
Siddhartha Gautama also known as the “The Enlightened One” realised that money and belongings do not give us true happiness in life, he then decided to explore what really is religion and philosophy to help him define what true happiness is and what is the key to attain this. Through many years of meditation and studying, he was enlightened. He then spent the rest of his life teaching or what you call dharma.
Basically, Buddhism is about having compassion while having the right wisdom in which you do meditate a lot to help one to be mindful of others and to be aware.Buddhism has karma which refers to the actions that come from the personal intentions and bring about a consequence or result from that action. Every time a person acts there is a corresponding consequence or effect based on the intentions of the doer of the action in which Buddhism have two types of karma which is good karma and bad karma. Buddhism focuses on avoiding unwholesome actions and doing good thing. Application of this concept can somehow make a change through our world today because only if we have good intentions in our actions we could have been living peacefully. Our mind will be constantly reminded that in every action that we make there is a consequence that comes after it.
Another concept pointed out in Buddhism is Nirvana, which means “Awakening” or “Enlightenment” and also Buddhists consider someone who achieve this state a Buddha. In this concept craving, ignorance and suffering in any form is extinct. Originally nirvana and bodhi refer to the same thing; they merely use different metaphors for the experience. But the Mahayana tradition separated them and considered that nirvana referred only to the extinction of craving (passion and hatred), with the resultant escape from the cycle of rebirth. This interpretation ignores the third fire, delusion: the extinction of delusion is of course in the early texts identical with what can be positively expressed as gnosis, Enlightenment.” (Gombrich, 1992).
If we apply this on our lives we should aim to be free from hate, greed and delusion which our world is filled with. Devotion is also an important part in the lives of most Buddhists. In practice of Buddhist people it includes offerings, chanting, bowing and pilgrimage. If we apply this, we must have devotional practice to keep our lives intact and guided. Not necessarily doing the practice of the Buddhist people but we should have our own daily devotion also to keep us connected with our personal god.
In conclusion, Buddhism has great concepts to begin with because they value having ethical conducts which is helpful in our world full of bad intentions. Buddha or Siddhartha Gautama explored and study to develop wisdom in order for him to help other people realise what they should do to have a happy life which is enlightened. Buddhist value compassion because they believe that wisdom comes from compassion.
Compassion for other people can help us understand not only ourselves but other people as well, with wisdom. They really keep track their actions because they think of the karma that comes with it. But this can only be effective if people only has good intentions in mind but many of us has greed and only thinks of himself/herself.
In eastern culture, usually it has a collectivist nature because we usually think of others in which Buddhism values “No Self” because if you think of others you would not have any bad intentions and these concepts showcase this trait. Buddhism has a very interesting and life changing concepts which can really have an effect our world today.