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What effect has Buddhism's primarily psychological thrust had on it's place of acceptance in the international community? In America do we have a contemporary cultural phenomenon that allows for transformation of consciousness?

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What effect has Buddhism's primarily psychological thrust had on it's place of acceptance in the international community?

Because Buddhism is not a "religion" with respect to the fact that it doesn't include the idea of worshipping a god, it appeals to people who question the existence of a God. It is a belief system that is based in "teachings" as opposed to rules. The basic tenets of Buddhism are focused on the individual and how the individual can live in moderation thus living a happier, healthier life. The results are based on what the individual is willing to put into their own development which falls in line with the way modern life has emerged. People are not looking to serve someone or something else, they are ...

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