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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.
Contemporary Examples

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Gross National Happiness Christopher Dickey January 24, 2012
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Historical Examples

The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 1 (of 12) Robert G. Ingersoll
Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward
Sacred Books of the East Various
What I Saw in America G. K. Chesterton
Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3) Charles Eliot

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
Buddhism [(booh-diz-uhm, bood-iz-uhm)]


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