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Believe nothing merely because you have been told it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings -- that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide.
THE BUDDHA.

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Buddhism for many goes beyond religion and is more of a philosophy a way of life. The Buddhist path leads to a moral life, it teaches a person to be mindful and aware of their thoughts and actions and develops wisdom and understanding. It is therefore, 'a way of life of practice' and through that experience rather than belief.  This concept is quite difficult for many to grasp. As in most cultures religion is a ‘belief system’ and having ‘faith’ means accepting those beliefs.  However, the Buddha taught that we should not accept any teachings unless we test and approve them for ourselves.  Buddhism therefore instead of believing in 'teachings', practices the 'teachings' to realize the truth of them. The first teachings being the ‘four noble truths

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Buddhism teaches a true purpose to life, it explain the injustice and inequalities around us and provides a code of practice or way of life that leads to true happiness. blank

 

 

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This site offers some insught into the uniqueness of Buddhism its precepts