By Reagan Stevenson
Buddhism Started in 6th century
Buddhism started in India.
Buddha was the person who started Buddhism.
There are 360 million Buddhists today.
Buddhists believe in reincarnation.Lotus flowers are symbols of purity and 'spontaneous' generation and hence symbolize divine birth. Buddha was born a prince in the Sacia Clan. Later in Buddha's life he gain enlightenment. Before he became enlightened he turned in to a hermit. Bodhi means enlightenment. Buddha's real name was Siddharta Gautama.
Buddhism concept of God
Buddhist don't have a god instead they believe in a path to nirvana.The second reason the Buddha did not believe in a god is because there does not seem to be any evidence to support this idea. There are numerous religions, all claiming that they alone have god's words preserved in their holy book, that they alone understand god's nature, that their god exists and that the gods of other religions do not. Some claim that god is masculine, some that she is feminine and others that it is neuter.
The Buddha was the one who "turned the wheel of the dharma" and thus the wheel symbol is the Dharmachakra, or "wheel of law." The Tibetan term for this symbol,chos kyi'khor lo, means "the wheel of transformation.
Scared book of Buddhism
Buddhist don't have a sacred book the story of Buddha is passed on by word of mouth.