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What is the name of the Buddhist Bible?

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There is no Buddhist bible. There are several Buddhist scriptures and teachings in existence, but few Buddhist scholars agree these are authentic. Bibles of other religions are thought to convey the word of that religion's god, but Buddha was a man and not a god, so there is no bible.

Siddh?rtha Gautama, or Shakyamuni, founded Buddhism more than 2,000 years ago. The religion focuses on finding a peaceful and positive state of mind. Buddhism commonly uses meditation to achieve this inner peace. The Buddhist beliefs center around karma and rebirth. Buddhists believe every action is followed by a karmic event. An individual's karma is always returned to him and an individual is reborn into the next life based on his past karma. As of 2014, Buddhism continues to be a major religion around the globe.

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