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Noun: Buddhism  'boo,di-zum or 'bû-di-zum [N. Amer], 'bû,di-zum [Brit]
  1. The teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth
  2. A religion represented by the many groups (especially in Asia) that profess various forms of the Buddhist doctrine and that venerate Buddha

Derived forms: Buddhisms

Type of: belief, faith, organised religion [Brit], organized religion, religion, religious belief

Encyclopedia: Buddhism