Friday, January 16, 2015

What is Buddhism and what it is not?

What is Buddhism and what it is not?
When facing such a question in our digital age, first thing most people will do is to turn to the internet and try to find an answer there. In Wikipedia, following entry about Buddhism can be found: “Buddhism is a teaching tradition and religion that has its roots in India.”

But now we want to check whether this statement is really correct.
Often the question has been raised whether Buddhism is a religion, a philosophy, a psychological system or a pure moral teaching.
The answer could be approximately formulated as follows:

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