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What is Buddhism?
Buddhism is a religion and philosophy which is mainly based on the teachings of Siddharta Gautama, commonly known as Buddha. It is similar to Hinduism. Their major goal is reachingNirvana and enlightenment.
 Buddhism is a path of practice and spiritual development leading to Insight into the true nature of reality. Buddhist practices like meditation are means of changingyourself in order to develop the qualities of awareness, kindness, and wisdom. The experience developed within the Buddhist tradition over thousands of years has created an incomparable resource forall those who wish to follow a path — a path which ultimately culminates in Enlightenment or Buddhahood. An enlightened being sees the nature of reality absolutely clearly, just as it is, and livesfully and naturally in accordance with that vision. This is the goal of the Buddhist spiritual life, representing the end of suffering for anyone who attains it.
Because Buddhism does not include theidea of worshipping a creator god, some people do not see it as a religion in the normal, Western sense. The basic tenets of Buddhist teaching are straightforward and practical: nothing is fixed orpermanent; actions have consequences; change is possible. So Buddhism addresses itself to all people irrespective of race, nationality, caste, sexuality, or gender. It teaches practical methods whichenable people to realise and use its teachings in order to transform their experience, to be fully responsible for their lives.
Buddhist Practices
Buddhist are known for practicing meditation as a way tochange yourself and develop awareness, kindness, and wisdom.
Buddhism around the world
It is mostly popular in Asia, but also found throughout the world. It is estimated to have between 350-500million followers.
Branches of Buddhism
There are two major branches Buddhism:
* Theravada: has a widespread following in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia.
* Mahayana: found in East Asia and...
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