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The word comes from 'budhi', 'to awaken'. It has its origins about 2,500 years ago when Siddhata Gotama, known as the Buddha, was himself awakened (enlightened) at the age of 35. *Buddhism was founded by Goutama Buddha in the 5th Century BC in the eastern part of India.

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How did Buddhism spread within china from there when did it spread?

how did Buddhism preadc within china from there when did it spread

How did missionaries spread Buddhism?

ashoka sent misssonaries to spread buddhism

Who spread Buddhism?

Actually smart one, it was Asoka who spread Buddhism ;P

Did Buddhism spread fast in India?

Yes Buddhism spread fast in India.

What was the king's name who spread Buddhism?

Asoka was the name of the king who spread Buddhism.

What ruler help spread Buddhism?


What is the social and economic impact of the spread of Buddhism?

The silk road caused the economic impact of the spread of Buddhism and Buddist temples impacted the social spread of Buddhism

What are the countries did Buddhism spread from?

Buddhism originated in India.

Name the countries where Buddhism spread?

Buddhism spread to: China Japan Korea Most of Asia. Buddhism spread to: China Japan Korea Most of Asia.

Did Hinduism spread like Buddhism?

Hinduism started in India, and is more ancient than Buddhism. Buddhism also started in India, but spread to china.

When was buddhism spread?

Buddhism originated about 2500 years ago.

Did Hinduism or Buddhism spread throughout southeast Asia?


What did Asoka spread?


Did the mauryan emperor asoka get known for spreading Hinduism?

yes, to an extent he is known to spread Hinduism. But after Buddhism he spread Buddhism not Hinduism. & he accepted Buddhism as his Religion.

Where is Buddhism right now?

Buddhism is a religion that has spread throughout the world.

When did Buddhism spread to Tibet?

Buddhism spread into Tibet in the 7th century. Tibetan Buddhism refers to Tibetan language Buddhism, and is also known as Lamaism, which has exerted extensive and profound influence on the Tibetan race.

How wide spread is Buddhism in todays China?

Buddhism has spread to most of China but, there is no exact places known so far....

What ruthless warrior leader converted to Buddhism and worked too spread its teachings?

Asoka was the name of the king who spread Buddhism.

How did Buddhism spread across Asia?

Buddhism spread from northern India into nearby geographical locations such as Tibet, Sri Lanka, and southeast Asia. Several centuries A.D. it spread into China where it blended with native Daoist practices to create Chan Buddhism in China, Son Buddhism in Korea, and Zen Buddhism in Japan. .

How did Buddhism and Confucianism spread?

by facts

Where did Buddhism spread to?

To Southeast Asia

What were the achievements of the Guptas?

they spread Buddhism

Who first spread Buddhism?


Which religion spread to China?


What did the missionaries do in China?

spread Buddhism