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Religions of the world
Buddhism, based on the
teachings of Siddhartha Gautama
Quotation by Siddhărtha 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."
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.
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