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Buddhism is a non-theistic religion based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, also known as the Buddha. The primary scripture of Buddhism is the Tripitaka, which outlines a range of philosophical and spiritual beliefs. Buddhism originated in ancient India and has since spread worldwide, becoming the world’s fourth-largest religion with over 500 million followers. The history of Buddhism is marked by a range of significant events, including the life of the Buddha, the establishment of the Buddhist sangha, and the spread of Buddhism throughout Asia. Buddhist culture and society are diverse and rich, with a wide range of beliefs, practices, and traditions.

Scripture / Holy BookOriginNumber of Followers
TripitakaAncient India500 million
The history of Buddhism spans over 2,500 yearsCulture and SocietyBuddhist culture and society are diverse and rich.

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