By Andy Majure

Founded In India around the 4th or 5th Century

Founded by Sidarth Gustma, known as the Buddha. He reached enlightenment while meditating and spent the rest of his life teaching others what he had learned. Did not mean to start a religion, instead meant to add on to Hinduism. In Buddhism there is no God.

Nearly 6% of the worlds population are followers of Buddhism

Importance Of Buddhism

It opened peoples eyes and helped them realize being attached to someone will not make them happy. He taught that love and compassion should not mix with attachment. The significance of the Buddha's teaching show in how many people take Buddhism as their primary religion.