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Buddhism was founded in India around the 6th century BC on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, who attained enlightenment and became known as the Buddha. It is not a religion in the traditional sense, but rather a philosophy and way of life that centres on spiritual growth and compassion. Its core teachings revolve around the Four Noble Truths, which acknowledge the existence of suffering, its origin in attachment and desire, the possibility of its cessation, and the path to achieve it through the Noble Eightfold Path. Buddhism emphasises concepts such as karma (the law of cause and effect), reincarnation, and the pursuit of Nirvana (liberation from suffering and the cycle of rebirth).

Tibetan Buddhism - Gelung School

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