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Background Information on Buddhism References

Please provide information and/or resources for the following background information on Buddhism.

- Countries/areas where more believers live
- Important people and events in the history of the religion
- Central beliefs
- Nature of god
- Scriptures/sacred texts
- Ritual and practice
- Ethics and morality.

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Buddhism, as a way of thinking, began with a particular individual in the Asian continent. Now, the major countries in which it is/was predominant range from very large countries to very small countries.

The following link will provide you with an outline of ten (10) Buddhist countries and Buddhist populations:


Due to increased international migration, Buddhists exist almost everywhere such as in North America and the United Kingdom.

Historical Figures and ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides online references and guidelines in researching the basics of Buddhism. This will be helpful for students who are completing a class in World Religion and require an overview of Buddhism. The resources provided assist in the research for the countries/areas where more believers live, important people and events in the history of the religion, central beliefs, the nature of god, the scriptures/sacred texts that are revered, the rituals and practices, and the ethics and morality of the religion.