Friday, May 25, 2007

Part 1: What is Buddhism ?

Answer: The name Buddhism comes from the word Budhi which means 'to wake up' and thus Buddhism can be said to be the philosophy of awakening. It has origin from the experience of the man, Siddhattha Gotama, known as the Buddha, who has awakened at the age of 35. Buddhism is now 2,500 years old, and has about 380 million followers worldwide, originated fron Asian, and increasingly gaining adherents in Europe, Australia and America.

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