Is Buddhism A Philosophy Or A Religion Or Philosophy?
Buddhism is considered a religion because it involves elements of self-transformation, faith and belief; for example, buddhism teaches that faith leads to salvation. Buddhism also teaches that self-transformation is a fundamental goal of the Buddha 's teaching, an essential part of his program for liberation from suffering. An example of a fundamental belief in Buddhism is reincarnation which is the concept that people are reborn after dying. Buddhism has a mythology, a soteriology, and a eschatology which are all elements of religion. Buddhism has incorporated stories from mythologies of various groups that adopted the religion. Also,
Potts 2 soteriology is the study of religious doctrines of salvation and Buddhism is devoted primarily to liberation from suffering, rebirth and ignorance which defines salvation; the purpose of a persons’s life is to break free from samsara and to achieve nirvana. There are two major points of Buddhist eschatology which are the appearance of Maitreya