Buddhism Facts – Interesting Facts About Buddhism

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Buddhism Religious Facts

Karma in Buddhism is a force that drives the cycle of suffering and rebirth for every individual.

Buddhism has no single central text that can be universally referred by all traditions.

There are 582,357 Buddha statues in the Thanboddhay pagoda in Myanmar.

Buddhism is based on the teachings of Siddharta Gautama, an Indian prince who lived around 500 BCE.

There are over 7 million Buddhists found outside of Asia.

Buddhist New Year is celebrated for three days in Thailand, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Burma and Lao.

Buddhists don’t believe in a supreme being or a creator.

The Swastika is symbol that is considered auspicious in Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism.

The three major principles that Buddha taught his followers were not to be ignorant, get angry and hate others.

There are 6 types of existences according to Buddhism: Naraka beings, Preta, Animals, Human beings, Asuras and Devas.