In the year 534 BCE, a young Indian prince named Siddhartha Gautama (age 29) was deeply troubled about the fact that so many people suffer. So he left his wife and child and renounced his throne to find out the answer to why there was suffering. Now it should be noted when Buddhists speak of suffering this includes dissatisfaction (unhappiness) with the way things are. Siddhartha went to study with various gurus to try to find the answer to his question. Theses gurus had him do various types of yoga and meditation to try to help him with his quest. None of them seem to have an answer to his question though.
Siddhartha left these various gurus and joined in with a group of ascetics. Asceticism is a path in which you deprive the body in order to conquer and control the mind. He practiced asceticism fiercely, almost to the point of death. At that point he realized that giving in to pleasure, as he did when he was a prince, nor trying to punish the body, was the proper path to finding the answer. So he sat down and meditated under a pi-pal tree. During this meditation he discovered the root of all suffering and the path to how to overcome suffering and became enlightened.
After his enlightenment he meets up with his ascetic friends, who by now were critical of him for leaving the path of asceticism. But he explains to them what he had discovered and they were instantly converted. From there The Buddha taught for 45 years until his death at 85 converting many to his teachings and now Buddhism is the 4th largest religion in the world.
The timeline of Buddhism is not as well defined as some other religions allege their's to be. Buddha's birth is felt to be sometime between 563 BCE 623 BCE. Some authorities support a more recent days of 400 BCE. The earliest Buddhist temples are thought to have been constructed in about 500 BCE.
If you mean started, Buddhism started in India.
a civilization did not start Buddhism it was siddhartha gautama who originally started Buddhism!
Buddhism first started in the country of India.
Siddhartha Gautama started Buddhism when he reached enlightenment.
Buddhism originally started from place called Lumbini west of Nepal.
The Buddha started Buddhism about 2600 years ago.
Lord Buddha was the founder. Buddhism started in 6 BC
Buddhism started in India. It started around 6 BC.
Buddhism started in South Asia. The country is India.
Buddhism was found in India. Buddhism started in 6 BC.
Buddhism was founded by Siddhartha Guatama in India.
Hinduism started in India, and is more ancient than Buddhism. Buddhism also started in India, but spread to china.
In 624 BC a prince named Buddha Shakyamuni started the religion of buddhism.
Buddhism started in ancient India in 563 BCE.by Siddhartha gautama in the 6th century BC
Buddhism started in India. It is in South Asia
It didn't; the buddha was a Hindu who started Buddhism
When it started it was one man.
Buddhism was started in India. It is a southasian country
it was first started in India then moved into china
Started In India By Budda (Siddhartha Gautama)
India was the country. Buddhism started around 6 BC
buddha who started buddhism.
Buddhism started in India.