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Introduction

Buddhism is one of the world's major religions. It began in northern India approximately 2,500 years ago. It is very different from other major world religions. It requires no belief in God, but simply a willingness to commit oneself to the following:

Buddhists believe that everyone has to potential to become 'enlightened', that is to come to understand the truth about life.


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Many of the Library's books on World Religions have chapters devoted to Buddhism. They provide good outlines of the beliefs and practices of this religion.


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Eight aspects of Buddhism

Beliefs

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Sacred texts

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Ethical principles and oral or written codes of behaviour

Religious experiences and spirituality

 


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Schools of Buddhism