(noun) A belief system of many groups (particularly in Asia) that follows Buddhist doctrine as taught by Gautama Buddha.
Example: Zen Buddhism.
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- Plural: Buddhisms
- A (noun) Buddhist is a person who practices (adjective) Buddhistic traditions.
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- Ling, Trevor Oswald. 1980. Buddhist Revival in India: Aspects of the Sociology of Buddhism. New York: St. Martin’s Press.
- Weber, Max. 1916. The Religion of India: The Sociology of Hinduism and Buddhism.