Paper on Buddhism

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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.

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

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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