How Did Buddhism Spread?


Originally, Buddhism spread by having monks walk around India, teaching. With a stable monastery system in place, monks were sent out further and further. The religion spread throughout Central Asia, East Asia and Southeast Asia as it evolved.
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It was simply taught or expressed to others as an understanding and they accepted it. It was spread just like that. No force or violation was used.
One Answer: Originally it spread by having monks walk around India, teaching. This continued successfully after the Buddha died because he had the forethought to set up a structure,
Lewis Lancaster is doing amazing research finding that far greater than the Silk Route, the Spice Route was a major conduit for BUddhists and Buddhism. Embed Quote
Buddhism was introduced into China by Indian merchants who took Buddhist priests
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