Buddhism

What is Buddhism and what do Buddhists believe?

Buddhism is one of the leading world religions in terms of adherents, geographical distribution, and socio-cultural influence. While largely an “Eastern” religion, it is becoming increasingly popular and influential in the Western world. It is a unique world religion in its own right, though it has much in common with Hinduism in that both teach Karma (cause-and-effect ethics), Maya (the illusory nature of the world), and Samsara (the cycle of reincarnation). Buddhists believe that the...
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Buddhism

Buddhism is a family of beliefs and practices, considered by many to be a religion.[1][2] Buddhism is based on the teachings attributed to Siddhartha Gautama, commonly known as "The Buddha", who lived in the northeastern region of the Indian subcontinent and likely died around 400 BCE.[3] Buddhists recognize him as an awakened teacher who shared his insights to help sentient beings end their suffering and escape the cycle of rebirths (saṃsāra). Among the methods various schools of Buddhism...
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