Counting Down The Six Top World Religions: #4 is…………..

December 3, 2014 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

4th Largest religion is….. Buddhism
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About Buddhism
Buddhism is a religion and philosophy encompassing a variety of traditions, beliefs and practices, largely based on teachings attributed to Siddhartha Gautama, commonly known as the Buddha (“the awakened one”). Three major branches of Buddhism are recognized: Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana. Buddhist scriptures and texts exist in great variety, and unlike many religions, Buddhism has no single central text that is universally referred to by all traditions. The foundations of Buddhist tradition and practice are the Three Jewels: the Buddha, the Dharma (teachings) and the Sangha (the community). The Four Noble Truths, the first teachings of Gautama Buddha after attaining nirvana (state of mind free from suffering) are sometimes considered to contain the essence of the Buddha’s teachings. The Four Noble Truths emphasize that suffering (dukkha) exists, and that it arises from attachment to desires. Cessation of desire leads to freedom from suffering, and freedom from suffering is achieved by practicing the Noble Eightfold Path. The number of Buddhists is estimated at around 350 million making it the world’s fourth largest religion.

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