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Buddhism arose as a result of Siddhartha Gautama's quest for Enlightenment in around the 6th Century BCE.
Buddhism is a spiritual tradition that focuses on personal spiritual development and the attainment of a deep insight into the true nature of life.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Buddhism

The history of Buddhism spans from the 5th century BCE to the present; which arose in the eastern part of Ancient India, in and around the ancient Kingdom of ...

www.aboutbuddhism.org/history-of-buddhism.htm

History of Buddhism. The founder of Buddhism in this world is Buddha Shakyamuni. He was born as a royal prince in 624 BC in a place called Lumbini, which ...

www.amazon.com/How-Buddhism-Began-Conditioned-Teachings/dp/8121508126

Amazon.com: How Buddhism Began: The Conditioned Genesis of the Early Teachings (9788121508124): Richard F. Gombrich: Books.

www.ancient.eu/buddhism

May 20, 2014 ... Buddhism is one of the most important Asian spiritual traditions. During its roughly 2.5 millennia of history, Buddhism has shown a flexible ...

www.ushistory.org/civ/8d.asp

Siddharta Gautama was a prince in a kingdom near the present day border of India and Nepal. Upon his enlightenment, his followers began to call him Buddha , ...

asiasociety.org/education/origins-buddhism

The Buddha was born (ca. 563 B.C.E.) in a place called Lumbini near the Himalayan foothills, and he began teaching around Benares (at Sarnath). His erain ...

citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.694.6690&rep=rep1&type=pdf

This book, the second edition of How Buddhism Began, takes a fresh look at the earliest Buddhist texts and offers various suggestions how the teachings in them  ...

tricycle.org/magazine/a-short-history-of-buddhism

The history of Buddhism and Buddhist movements from the time of the Buddha to the present, beginning from the Buddha's enlightenment.

www.patheos.com/library/buddhism

Most historians agree that Buddhism originated in northern India in the 5th century B.C.E. The tradition traces its origin to Siddhartha Gautama (or Gotama), who ...