The term “Buddhists” was coined in the 1920s by a British scholar to describe followers of Indian religion who believed that all living beings were created by God, with no soul, and had no identity.
Today, it refers to adherents of various religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity, but it’s often used interchangeably.
The Oxford Dictionary defines it as “a system of philosophical, mystical and religious doctrines and practices based on the principles of the Hindu and Buddhist religions, which are often characterized by their emphasis on non-violence, self-reliance and self-mastery.”
Buddhism is a non-religious religion with no religious texts, and it’s a relatively new one.
In fact, it’s only been around for a few centuries, since the 15th century.
But it’s also a fairly obscure religion.
The term Buddhism originated in India, but has been used since the 19th century, with the term “buddhist” becoming popular in the 1960s.
In the 1930s, the British author and historian of the Buddha, Charles Darwin, was among those who called Buddhism “a new religion.”
He also coined the term, and coined the word “bodhisattva,” which translates roughly as “spiritual leader.”
The first major Buddhist temple was built in China in 1620.
Around the same time, the Japanese scholar Takumi, who lived in Japan, founded a Buddhist school in Edo, Japan, where he taught Buddhist ethics.
And the first European Buddhist temple in 1750 was built by the Japanese Buddhist scholar Tokugawa Ieyasu in Kyoto.
By the 1920s, Buddhism was the second most-popular religion in China and the most-common religion in Southeast Asia, where it has around 20 million followers.
And it is also the religion most commonly practiced in South-East Asia, especially Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia.
The most famous Buddhist leader, Mahayana Buddhist teacher and scholar Zen Master Hui Tsung, lived from about 1535 to 1587, and died in 1694.
Buddhism was also the third most-used religion in the Middle East after Islam and Christianity.
“Bodhisatta,” as he is commonly known, is a Buddhist teacher who has taught at some of the largest Buddhist monasteries in the world.
The oldest of these, the Nyingma Monastery in Myanmar, is located in the northern part of the country.
He is considered one of the most influential teachers of Buddhism, the oldest person to ever have written a complete Buddhist text, and the founder of the Theravada School of Buddhism.
The largest Buddhist church in the West is the Zen monastery in Zenji, India.
It was founded by Buddhist monk Bodhidharma, the founder and foremost Buddhist monk.
He died in 1228, but his teachings are revered in India.
Buddhism has been practiced in China since the 13th century and was the first religion to be recognized as a religion by the Chinese government in 1785.
Today in the United States, there are about two million Buddhists.
Buddhism is not the only religion in Asia.
Islam is the second-largest religion in sub-Saharan Africa, with about 1.5 million followers, followed by Christianity with about 700,000, and Hinduism with about 400,000.
Buddhism also is popular in Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Vietnam.
In addition to the world’s largest Muslim country, Bangladesh, there is a large Buddhist population in Sri Lanka, which has about 4 million Buddhist followers.
The second-biggest Buddhist country is the Philippines, with some 7 million followers of Buddhism who have adopted the Theravaara (or “Sutra of Peace”) tradition, according to the World Zen Council.
The country also has a strong Buddhist tradition, with several temples and monasterials.
In India, Buddhism is the fourth-largest denomination in the country, with around 1.3 million followers and is followed by Hinduism and Christianity with around 200,000 followers each.
Buddhism, Buddhism’s closest relative, is not a religion, but a philosophical system, said Professor Andrew Stoner, a religion expert at the University of Sydney.
“It’s about the essence of things,” he said.
“When people are asking, ‘What is the essence?’ they’re trying to answer, ‘Well, is there a God, or is there nothing?’
The essence is the nature of things.”
In other words, it is not just about what God created, it has to be the nature and function of the universe.
Religion is a way of life.
It’s a way for people to come together, and be close to God.
So Buddhism is very important for Buddhists, said Prof. Stoner.
It is not about, ‘Oh, I’ll worship God,’ or ‘Oh I’ll practice Buddhism.’