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The Heart of Buddhism

Buddhism is one of the oldest religions of the world today. Many persons associate it with a very fat man and a huge belly and a very wide smile, however this is just one of the many faces of Buddha. Globally there has been an increase in practices of this faith mainly due to the fact that it promotes peace and healthy living. Buddhist do not believe in violence and ensures person apply others before themselves. The history of Buddhism begins in India and it has now spread to a vast majority of other countries within the world today. The heart of Buddhism is to allow oneself to suffer and through that suffering truth can then be attained; it is though suffering which allows individuals to understand others as well as themselves. Figures such as the Dalai Lama have helped to put a spotlight on the religion and the views which are held within the belief. It’s surprising because this religion developed from a simple form of teachings into a very sophisticated for of beliefs and way of life. It can be noted that the development of Buddhism into a diverse religion was inevitable.
Many of the controversies that surround Buddhism today are the fact that this religion does not see itself viable or loyal to one deity. People in religious circles argue this validity because religion is essentially based on the deity or deities that they follow. Buddhism has various forms of teaching that tend to improve the sensibility of those who practice it and help them to gain a fundamental understanding of life and what may lie afterwards. Although there is no deity of which Buddhist have complete dedication to the sensibility of this group have some influences by other religions such as the pantheistic religion, Hinduism. This diversity that evolved from many gods to none is very interesting. It began from a man called Gautama, Siddhartha, and Sakayumi…...

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