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What Is Buddhism?

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Published on May 04, 2021
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Buddhism, the religion probably most associated with peace, tranquility, and bald guys. One of the oldest surviving religions Buddhism started 2500 years ago in India and is now the world's fourth-largest religion. With over 520 million followers, or 7% of humanity. Almost all located within Asia. And if you live outside of Asia you might not know a lot about Buddhist beliefs.

So what is Buddhism? Who is The Buddha? And Is life an endless cycle of pain, misery, disappointment and death!!! WELL, LET'S FIND OUT.

@UsefulCharts made a great video on the Buddha's family tree https://youtu.be/-ijZrPIRlhw

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Sources and Further Reading:

Buddhism by Damien Keown
What the Buddha Taught by Walpola Rahula
In the Buddha's Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon (The Teachings of the Buddha) by The Dalai Lama (Author), Bhikkhu Bodhi (Author)
Gowans, Christopher (2004). Philosophy of the Buddha: An Introduction


https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Life_of_Buddha
http://cttbusa.org/lotus/lotus1.asp

Works of Thích Nhất Hạnh

https://suttacentral.net/
http://buddhanet.net/
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/
https://tricycle.org/beginners/
https://www.pewforum.org/2012/12/18/global-religious-landscape-buddhist/

For more information check out:
Buddhism For Dummies by Jonathan Landaw
Buddhism for Beginners by Thubten Chodron

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