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...e time of his death, Followers of Siddartha Guatama, “Buddha” established communities of monks in the northern region of India. Also during the reign of Asoka the Great, an Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty and his encouragement, help spread Buddhism throughout south India and into Sri Lanka. Eventually Buddhism largely declined in India, but later returned in the twentieth century as conveyance for overcoming caste divergence, which initially made life difficult for the “untouchables.” Buddhism eventually spread around the world to countries, such as England, Switzerland, Nepal, Mongolia, Singapore, Australia, Vietnam, Japan, and the United States. As a final result Buddhism is thus significant today and its perceptions, as in the sixth century BCE, when the one who became Shakyamuni Buddha relinquished a life of luxury to save all awakened beings from affliction.
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