Around 530 B.C. by Siddhartha Gautama. Lived in a huge palace in northern India and never experienced pain, suffering, or death. He went outside one day and saw a sick man, and old man, and a dead man. Thought that life was an endless cycle of pain and the only way to avoid it was to seek wisdom.
Four Noble Truths
First Truth: Everything in life is suffering and sorrow.
Second Truth: The cause of all the pain and suffering is peoples self-centered cravings and desires.
Third Truth: The way to end all pain is to end all desires.
Fourth Truth: People can overcome their desires and attain enlightenment by following the Eightfold Path.
Where can you find Buddhism?
Buddhism has been significant not only in India but also in Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar , and Laos. Also has been found in China, Japan, Taiwan, Tibet, Nepal, Mongolia, Korea, and Vietnam.
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