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It's a peaceful pacifist religion. Buddhists believe that everything has a spirit. Every single thing. And they try to transcend with them. They meditate a lot and try to speak to the nonliving things. I don't know how they do it, so don't ask me how. They also believe in reincarnations. Every Buddhist (I think) believes he or she is a reincarnation of some one from thousands of years ago. They believe in Karma too. This religion is most common in Japan, China, and Mongolia, and the Koreas. Any one is free to correct me if I'm wrong.
Buddhist tradition holds that soon after the death of Gautama, a council of 500 monks was convened to decide what was the authentic teaching of the Master. Whether such a council actually did take place is a subject of much debate among Buddhists scholars and historians. The important point we should note, however, is that even Buddhists texts acknowledge that the authentic teaching decided upon was not committed to writing but memorized by the disciples. Actual writing of the sacred texts had to wait for a considerable time.