Paper on Buddhism

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Buddhism




Buddhism - 500 BC to AD 1400

About 2500 years ago in north-eastern India, Siddhartha Gautama ( the Buddha ),
who lived between 563 and 483 BC, looked at the external and internal suffering of
people around him.


AIM OF BUDDHISM
The aim of Buddhism is to achieve a from the endless cycle of suffering and
rebirth which is retribution for the misdeeds of previous existences. This release
is sought through good works , discipline and meditation, and the final goal is
to reach total enlightenment also known as a nirvana. Reaching nirvana is
portrayed as a spiritual quest exemplified in the legendary life of Gautama
himself.

After the death of Gautama, a group of his followers established a monastic
order and began to collect Buddha’s preachings. Buddhist sects were divided
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