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Buddhism. Facts: 1. Buddhism is a major world religion, founded in northeastern India and based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, who is known as the Buddha, or Enlightened One. Buddhism today is divided into two major branches known to their respective followers as Theravada, the Way of the Elders, and Mahayana, the Great Vehicle. 2. Religion and philosophy (of Buddhism) founded in India in the 6th and 5th cent. B.C. by Siddhartha Gautama, called the …

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…Questions: 1)How come there are thousands of religions that are alike Buddhism but they don't get alone? 2)People had writing in 6th century, how come the belief was not written down? 3)Why didn't Siddhartha Gautama make a god like most other religions? 4)What encouraged Siddhartha Gautama to make this beliefs? 5)If all life has suffering, life after death it doesn't have suffering, how come? Bibliography: 1)Microsoft Encarta 97 Deluxe 2)Microsoft Bookshelf 98 3)Encyclopedia.com (searched for "Buddhism")