Buddhism ranks in the 4th place of the World Religion

At present Buddhism has about 365 million followers and it is considered to be the world's fourth largest religion after Christianity, Islam and Hinduism. Buddhism was founded in Northern India by Siddhartha Gautama (circa 563 to 460 BCE).

Buddhism is sometimes regarded as it is emerged from the Hindu religion with which it shares beliefs in karma, dharma, and reincarnation:

Karma is the sum of an individual's actions of body, speech and mind -- good, bad and neutral -- taken in their current and previous lives.

Dharma, in Buddhism, refers the two main terms they are:
1. The teachings of the Buddha; i.e. a person's path towards the enlightenment.

2. The basic principles that classify the universe.

Reincarnation is the rebirth of a living being after death into a new body that can be a human, an animal or a supernatural being.

In difference to Christianity, the classical Buddhism does not involve the recognition or the worship of deities. But also does not teach the existence of the human soul.

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