The oxford english diconary 2nd edion buddhism

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Unformatted text preview: human ac*ons on a large scale. Indeed, pacifism and nonviolence have significantly shaped the des*nies of countries where Buddhism has predominated.” —The Complete Idiot’s Guide to World Religions, 2nd edi*on “Buddhism: The religious system founded by Buddha.” —The Oxford English Dic)onary, 2nd edi*on “Buddhism: a widespread Asian religion or philosophy, founded by Siddartha Gautama in NE India in the 5th century BC. Buddhism has no god, and gives a central role to the doctrine of karma. The ‘four noble truths’ of Buddhism state that all existence is suffering, that the cause of suffering is desire, that freedom from suffering is nirvana, and that this is aXained through the ‘eigh`old path’ of ethical conduct, wisdom, and mental discipline (including medita*on). There are t...
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