The religion of the Buddha

Founder,Date Founded,Adherents (Followers) & higher power

SIddharta Gautama

520 BCE

360 Million

Size Rank, Holy book, Spiritual Leaders, & Ultimate Reality

Fourth largest world religion

Tripitaka,Mahayana Sutras, and Tibetan book of the dead

Monk (Lama in Tibetan Buddhism)

None. Nothing is permanent


Beliefs about Afterlife

Beliefs: Human Nature, Purpose of Life,& How we live

Human nature: There is no self or soul.Human existence is nothing more than a combination of five impermanent components.

Purpose of LIfe: