The History of Buddhism: From Prophet to World Religion

The Buddha’s Teaching: The Buddha spent years in meditation and reflection before finding the true light of enlightenment under the bodhi tree in the city of Bodhgaya, today known as Bodhgaya. After that moment, he took on a mission to reveal his enlightened truth to the world and teach people the way to liberation from suffering.

Development of Buddhism: Buddhism spread rapidly throughout India and over time had a great influence on the culture, philosophy and history of the region. In the following centuries, it spread to other parts of the world, including China, Japan, Tibet, and Southeast Asia.

Buddhism Today: Today, Buddhism is one of the most widespread religions in the world, with millions of followers worldwide. It has a rich cultural heritage, diverse rituals and practices that continue to influence people’s lives and beliefs. Buddhism is valued for its teachings of humility, charity and understanding, which continue to inspire and move people around the world.

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