Buddhism And The World Of Buddhism

960 Words Nov 20th, 2015 4 Pages
Buddha is a very well-known international figure who has great influence in the whole world. We can hardly get anyone who do not know about Lord Buddha who is the founder of the religion, Buddhism. Buddhism is the fourth largest religion in the world behind Christianity, Islamic and Hinduism respectively. Around 375 million in the world which is 5.9% of the whole population of the world are the followers of Buddhism. China, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Laos, Mongolia, japan, Singapore, Taiwan, etc. are the countries which follow Buddhism as their main religion. In some of these countries, there is a separate school for teaching Buddhism. Buddhism focuses in the meaning of true life and reality and does not give any imaginative knowledge like the universe is created by the god but rather gives the knowledge about everything that exists. The actual solution for the suffering of human is only true wisdom and compassion. There are so many such philosophy which are very fruitful to all people to avoid the sufferings. All these knowledges provided in the Buddhism make it different from other religion.
Siddhartha Gautama was born in 563 BCE in Lumbini of Nepal as a son of Shuddhodhana, the king of Kapilvastu and his Queen Mayadevi. Unfortunately, Mayadevi died only seven days after the birth of Siddhartha so, he was brought up by his stepmother, Gautami. Siddhartha got his name from one of his mother’s dreams. Her dream was that an elephant with 6 tusks,…
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