Running head: BUDDHISM
Buddhism is a religion that has a supreme being known as Buddha. The religion has its
own beliefs, traditions and also spiritual practices that are performed. According to Molloy,
(2013), Buddhism holds as number four among other religions with a total of 520 million
followers around the world. This makes a total of 7% of the world’s population. Just like other
religions, Buddhism has schools at which Buddhist followers are taught the teachings and
scriptures of Buddha. Among the schools include Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana, and Zen
History of Buddhism and the life of Buddha
Buddhism history began in the 5th century in ancient India at a place known as Magadha.
Buddhism was purely based on the teachings of Gautama. It is recognized today as one of the
oldest religions that we have. Later the religion traversed through the central east and the southeast of Asia until it reached to the northeastern. By summary, the history of Buddhism revolves
around the Asian continent where it is strong (Siderits, 2017).
During the 563BC-483BC there were sixteen powerful kingdoms during the living times
of Gautama Buddha. These kingdoms were colle...
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