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Buddhism is a religion and philosophy with between 230 and 500 million adherents worldwide, the vast majority living in Asia but with an increasing number in the West.

Can you ever be non-reactive? How to become your own light? Read on.
God is not an impersonal force. He is like a parent. Children do not doubt the existence of parents and they understand parental rules and desires. They may disobey, but they disobey understanding the consequences. The news is full of stories of those who mock sin.
Buddhism holds the secret of happiness and the key method of achieving this is meditation. From meditation Buddhists train their brains to feel true happiness and control aggressive instincts. It is backed by research.
Asanga and Vasubandhu perfected Vijnaanavaada. With this, the Buddhist philosophy entered the phase at which, except for a few differences, it became easy for it to enter the Vedanta, and for the Vedanta to assimilate and absorb it. In fact, even its doctrine of causation underwent serious transformation.
A standard list of moral practices in Buddhism is the ‘five precepts’ (pancaseela). The list comprises abstinence from killing, stealing, sexual misconduct, lying and intoxicating drugs or drinks. A Buddhist layperson is to practice them during his ordinary day-to-day life.
The Abhidharmakosa of Vasubandhu helps to get an orientation to the Buddhist view of the path to liberation.
For all the Indian schools of thought, except the Caarvaakas and the early Mimaamsa, the ideal of life is to obtain salvation. Salvation lies in transcending the world of becoming, which is the world of action (dharma). But becoming is a combination of being and non-being for the Buddhists.
Dharma, as an idea, has set afoot a very significant line of thought in Buddhism. In Buddhism, this word means everything. It means elements, categories, qualities, things, law, way of life, form, and even Ultimate Reality.
When we seek to understand ultimate concepts like truth, reality, existence, and Being, etymologies can be of help. In Indian philosophy, including Jainism and Buddhism, the relevant words are sat (existent, existence), sattaa (existence, Being), satyam (truth, reality), tathyam (truth), and tathataa (truth, thusness, reality).
The Empty, the Void (suunyataa), the cornerstone of the Buddhist philosophy, is considered to be of the sense ‘neither true, nor false, nor both true and false, nor neither true nor false’, and of the other four-cornered forms of negation. From this standpoint, Buddhism is considered as having been helpful for tolerance of all the rival views, particularly the ethical, by denying absolute truth to everyone.
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