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Buddhism originated in India, but inspired the world for centuries before the great decline happened, which the Buddha himself predicted during his lifetime as the inevitable consequence of all things that are impermanent. It is debatable how far the Buddha deviated from the tenets of Vedic religion which his parents practiced. However, it is true that his leadership and organizational skills and the dedication of his early disciples played a significant role in the formation and progress of Buddhism in ancient India as a distinct tradition.
Buddhism differs from Brahmanism mainly with regard to the nature of soul and creation, but in several other aspects concurs with its doctrines such as karma, rebirth, self-purification, liberation, and renunciation. It is mainly an ascetic or renunciant tradition with few provisions for the lay followers to prepare for monastic life through successive stages of mental preparation and detachment.
Buddhism is very much relevant today as it was two thousand years ago. The practice of Buddhism provides insightful solutions to the vexing problems of humanity such as violence, stress and suffering. Buddhism is essentially a religion of the mind rather than the spirit. It is grounded in reality, and its practices and solutions are verifiable and repeatable. The Buddha taught the world the best way to realize the Four Noble Truths through meditation and mindfulness techniques and by following the painless Eightfold Path. In this section on Buddhism, we bring to you comprehensive information on Buddhism, Buddhist philosophy and practice based upon the techniques and teachings of the Buddha himself. Both advanced practitioners and lay followers of Buddhism can benefit from the information provided here on various aspects of Buddhism and its main beliefs and practices