What is Buddhism?

What is Buddhism?

Buddhism is often meant or associated with religion or philosophy which supposedly includes spiritual practices largely based on teachings of Buddha, however, it is very important to note here is that Buddha never formed Buddhism as Buddha was never interested in religion or philosophy.

Buddha was not a name of a person and his actual name was Gautama and since he achieved full enlightenment he was called Gautama the Buddha. Buddha only taught Dhamma which is universal and applicable to all.

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Subodh Gupta - Yoga Instructor based in London. Author of several books on Yoga. Conducted more than 500 wellness workshops in Delhi and London. Natural Health & Buddha Teachings in English