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Gautama Buddha: The Religious Reformer of India
Buddha or the "Enlightened One" is one of the most colorful historical figures. His fame is similar to that of Socrates of Greece or Confucius of China. His teachings are universal and is widely regarded as a spiritual teacher and leader. This essay focused on discussing Buddha and his teachings.
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Gautama Buddha: The Religious Reformer of India During the time of the later Vedas and the Upanishads (900-600 B.C.), religious rites were supervised by the Brahmans. They kept a strict control over the people and stressed religious ceremonies, costly sacrifices, and the passive acceptance of Brahman dogmas. India stood in need of religious ...
... of deities, in time men prayed to him as a god who could assure their salvation. Subsequently his teachings were elaborated into metaphysical beliefs, and Buddhism in its new form spread throughout eastern Asia.
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