Comparing Siddhartha Gautama And Mahayana Buddhism

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If history has taught us anything, is that whoever has the power gets heard the most. Minorities get pushed aside unless aided by a higher voice. Likewise with the universal relgions of Mahayana Buddhisma and Christanity, Ashoka and Constantine served as vessels of higher authority in the spreading of their respective religions. Without political support, the spread of new concepts like religion have a harder time seeping into the mindsets of societies. Often these ideas undergo discrimination, if not termination altogether.
Siddhartha Gautama, or Buddha, was responsible for the philosophy of Buddhism. With the caste system in place in India, it was difficult for the people in that civilization to do much that was considered outside their
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