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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 BC 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

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 was originally in ...

www.britannica.com/biography/Buddha-founder-of-Buddhism

Apr 25, 2017 ... Buddha: c. 6th–4th century bce Lumbini, near Kapilavastu, Shakya republic, Kosala kingdom [now in Nepal] Kusinara, Malla republic, Magadha ...

asiasociety.org/education/origins-buddhism

Buddhism, founded in the late 6th century B.C.E. by Siddhartha Gautama (the " Buddha"), is an important religion in most of the countries of Asia. Buddhism has  ...

www.meditateinlondon.org.uk/about-buddhism/about-buddha-the-founder-of-buddhism

Buddha Shakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism in this world, was born as a prince in 624BC in a place called Lumbini, which was originally in northern India but ...

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.ancient.eu/Siddhartha_Gautama

Dec 9, 2013 ... Siddhartha Gautama (also known as the Buddha “the awakened one”) was the leader and founder of a sect of wanderer ascetics (Sramanas), ...

www.qcc.cuny.edu/SocialSciences/ppecorino/PHIL_of_RELIGION_TEXT/CHAPTER_2_RELIGIONS/Buddhism.htm

Today less then 1% of India's population is Buddhist. Buddhism has more followers in countries east of India. Buddhism was established in about 500 BC.

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 ...