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Understanding Buddhism

In or about 500 BC Gautam Buddha set out to find the meaning of life. In his search he found the state of being which he called “enlightenment”. He was credited with establishing this religious philosophy which is known today as Buddhism. Like Hinduism the religion, or philosophy, was established in India.

Buddhism is a way of finding inner peace. Buddhists develop inner peace, kindness and wisdom through daily life, openly sharing their experiences with others. They strive to live peaceful lives that will someday lead to purity and happiness among all people.

Buddhism does not believe in a Superior Being that created and rules the universe.

After death a Buddhist's mind will leave the body and enter into a special sate where simple truths will become seeded. Once the mind is ready it will leave this state and enter a newborn body.

This is part of a series on the cultures of religions excerpted from getmaximpact.com of Rochester Hills, Mich. It looks at Christian, Muslim, Hinduism, Buddhism, atheism, Sikhism, and Judaism. To view more religions, click here. It is used by their permission.

©2014 Max Impact, used with permission.

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