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THERAVADA BUDDHISM

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Summary: Theravada Buddhism is the oldest surviving form of Buddhism. It is the prevalent form of Buddhism in Sri Lanka and most of South-East Asia. It has adapted itself to the different cultures of the countries in which it exists, but--on the whole--follows similar principles, which distinguish it from Mahayana.

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An overview of how Buddhism originated, its early schools, and the eventual emergence of Theravada. What Theravada Buddhism teaches, and what its adherents practice. You can choose how deeply you want to go into the topics.

Did you know that even in its most ancient form, Buddhists believe that there were many Buddhas, not just the one of whom we usually think? This is a summation of the 28 Buddhas and their attributes, as given in the earliest scriptures.