Spread Of Buddhism

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Through out the world there are a variety of complex and different religions. Ranging from a variety of different historical tales, and a wide range of beliefs and traditions. Some religions are more easily understandable or reachable to a variety of different cultures. As religions transcend in many occasions from there place of origin and take deep roots in another area of the globe. Buddhism is one of those religions that were created in order to deliver a spiritual message and gather a following of individuals to view the faith as the one and only truth.
Buddhism began when a man of noble upbringing named Siddhartha Gautama abandoned his luxurious up bringing for a life of teachings and spirituality. From the day he was born a for sear
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Aside from not having this key piece of information many different forms of data have shown a variety of plausible ways that the religion made its way into China.
It is believed that the Silk Road was another form for the spread of Buddhism; “opened in the second century BC, missionaries and pilgrims began to travel between China, Central Asia and India” (Buddhism and the spread along the Silk Road 1). One of the main factors for the decrease in Buddhism in India was caused by the fact that Hinduism once again rose to its original power and convinced the people that Buddhism was just a minor aspect of Hinduism and that it was not technically its own stand alone religion.
For this very reason, where the religion seemed to decrease it grew fame and a strong following in another part of the globe. The Silk Road allowed for a strong influence in the movement of Buddhism, its influence allowed many different traditions to move from one place to another. The Buddha’s disciples used this path in order to spread his message around the
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Unlike other religions where they favor the wealthy over the poor to reach a heavenly place, in Buddhist views everyone has the ability to reach Nirvana there are no limitations regardless of sex, class, or ethnicity. In many aspects Buddhism spread into Asia gradually over the years. Its stronger movement was during the Tang dynasty, in this period of Chinese history many of the emperors where known to be Taoist, but in the end they ended up favoring the Buddhist religion. During this period in history many of the original schools of Buddhism in china where created, and temples began to spread around the

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