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When was Buddhism founded
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Around 2600 years back came Mahavira and 77 years later followed Gautama Buddha. Mahavira and Gautama Buddha were in a manner both contemporaries.

Buddhism is a religion. And any religion is never founded. Whenever one gains enlightenment and imparts it back to the community... because of the faith in their leader a following develops. This following ultimately culminates into a religion.

The followers of Gautama Buddha are known as Buddhists and the religion Buddhism. Gautama Buddha gained enlightenment at a very late stage of life. He lived amongst the community to gain wisdom but did not succeed. He went far into deep dense forests (jungles) but wisdom was not to favor him.

Finally when he was nearing 80 years of age... enlightenment finally swooped on him. Gautama Buddha had become so much frustrated with life that the Buddhist teachings are also called as the middle path. Neither remaining within the community not venturing deep into deep dense forests can one gain enlightenment! Siddhartha Gautama finally advised the community to take the middle path.

The teachings of Gautama Buddha are endowed with compassion. During the times of Gautama Buddha... killing animals and consuming them for food was a daily affair. Sacrificing animals in the name of God was also a predominant practice. Gautama Buddha shunned both. Gautama Buddha preached compassion with great fervor.

According to Buddha... every living being had the right to live. Sacrificing the animals in the name of God according to Gautama Buddha was not a good practice. He emphasized on the community to show compassion towards those living beings which were not as privileged as human beings.

Slowly the truth dawned upon the community... the masses and they abhorred killing of the animals ruthlessly. Many became followers of the doctrine preached by Gautama Buddha. Slowly the Buddhism religion spread world-wide.

Essay by: Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani"

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