Religion: Buddhism, BUDDHISM
Buddhism, religion Buddhism, Buddhism religion. BUDDHISM:
Buddhism is a religion and a philosophy.
Buddhism is the fourth largest religion in the world, after Christianity, Islam and Hinduism.
The word comes from 'budhi', 'to awaken'.
It has its origins about 2,500 years ago when Siddhartha Gotama (Sanskrit: Siddhartha Gautama), known as the Buddha (also: Tathagata, "the one who has come thus"), was himself awakened (enlightened) at the age of 35 while sitting under a Bodhi tree ("tree of wisdom").
Buddhist morality is deeply rooted by the principles of harmlessness and moderation (The Middle Way).
The characteristics of Buddhism are: 1) Mental training focuses on moral discipline (sila), 2) Meditative concentration (samadhi), and
3) Wisdom (prajñā).