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Quotation by Siddhãrtha Gautama (Buddha):

"Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books.
Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.
Do not believe in traditions simply because they have been handed down for many generations.
But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it."

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Background:

Buddhism currently has about 376 million followers and is generally listed as the world's fourth largest religion after Christianity, Islam and Hinduism. It was founded in Northern India by Siddhartha Gautama (circa 563 to 460 BCE) and has spread into much of the far East. It is making major inroads into North America

Topics covered in this section:

bulletOverview & quotes.
 
bulletIs Buddhism a religion or a philosophy?
 
bulletA brief overview of the Buddha's life
 
bullet An essay "About Buddhism" donated by Reema Singhal
 
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Core Buddhist beliefs

bulletComparison of Buddhism with Christianity
 
bulletBuddhist traditions in the East and West
bulletA brief discussion

bulletTheravada Buddhism (Southern Buddhism)

bulletMahayana tradition (Northern Buddhism)

bulletVajrayāna Buddhism(Tantric or Esoteric Buddhism)

bulletTibetan Buddhism (Being written)

bulletTantric sex

bulletChán and Zen Buddhism

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Buddhism and homosexuality
 

bulletSources of Buddhist information and materials

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