Author: Lee Gilmore

This lesson discusses Buddhism from a historical and broadly speaking "religious" standpoint, with particular emphasis on the ways in which Buddhism differs from other religions in its various modes of practice.

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Wise; deeply insightful; divinely inspired.


Generally, the belief either that God does not exist or that the question of existence of God or gods is not relevant to human existence, including religion.