Table of Diversity Element: Buddhism
The Table of Diversity Element Buddhism (Bu) is in the fourteenth column, Religion, on the Table of Diversity.
"Buddhism is one of the world's largest religions and originated 2,500 years ago in India. Buddhists believe that the human life one of suffering, and that meditation, spiritual and physical labor, and good behavior are the ways to achieve enlightenment, or nirvana.
Buddhism is one of the world's major religions. It originated in South Asia around the 5th century B.C.E. with Siddhartha Gautama, and over the next millennia it spread across Asia and the rest of the world. Buddhists believe that human life is a cycle of suffering and rebirth, but that if one achieves a state of enlightenment (nirvana), it is possible to escape this cycle forever. Siddhartha Gautama was the first person to reach this state of enlightenment and was, and is still today, known as the Buddha. Buddhists do not believe in any kind of deity or god, although there are supernatural figures who can help or hinder people on the path towards enlightenment."
-National Geographic: https://education.nationalgeographic.org/resource/buddhism/
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