What is Buddhism
Buddhism /ˈbudɪzəm/ is a religion that covers a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on teachings attributed to the Buddha.Buddhism originated in India, from where it spread through much of Asia, whereafter it declined in India during the middle ages.The History of Buddhism spans the 6th century BC to the present, starting with the birth of Buddha Siddhartha Gautama in Lumbini, Nepal. It is the oldest practiced religion.
Basic Beliefs and Basic History
The Four Noble Truths comprise the essence of Buddha's teachings. They are the truth of suffering, the truth of the cause of suffering, the truth of the end of suffering, and the truth of the path that leads to the end of suffering.In the religion of Buddhism, there is only one prophet, who was named Siddhartha Gautama. He was later known as Buddha,Siddhārtha Gautama was the historical founder of Buddhism.