Buddhism



a religion, originated in India by Buddha (Gautama) and later spreading to China, Burma, Japan, Tibet, and parts of southeast Asia, holding that life is full of suffering caused by desire and that the way to end this suffering is through enlightenment that enables one to halt the endless sequence of births and deaths to which one is otherwise subject.
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Historical Examples

The Soul of a People H. Fielding
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Korean Buddhism Frederick Starr
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Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Debate Index Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

noun
a religious teaching propagated by the Buddha and his followers, which declares that by destroying greed, hatred, and delusion, which are the causes of all suffering, man can attain perfect enlightenment See nirvana
n.
Buddhism [(booh-diz-uhm, bood-iz-uhm)]

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