Today's Western religions revolve around a central God that is one and the same for all of the followers of that religion. For instance, a Catholic goes to Church and prays to the same God as the person sitting beside them. There are many Eastern religions where that is not the case. Buddhism, one of the world's oldest religions, is one such instance. Buddhism, in fact, stresses a more individual approach to spirituality.
In 563 B.
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prevalent in Western culture. Unlike theoretic philosophers, Buddha has concocted a spiritual mode that can be readily understood and practiced by anyone. He has had indirect influence over the lives of millions and is not soon to be forgotten. The fame brought to Buddha would mean absolutely nothing to him compared to the accomplishment of helping and giving direction to countless numbers of people; exactly what he set out to do in the first place.