- Words: 1217
- Length: 4 Pages
- Topic: Mythology - Religion
- Paper #: 71535592
Sexual and Religious Ideologies of Buddhism in North India
Buddhism is the fourth largest religion in the world, exceeded only by Christianity, Islam and Hinduism (Robinson, 1982). The Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, founded Budhiam in Northern India. When Buddha was 29, he left his wife, children and community involvements in order to seek truth and Nirvana. At the time, it was acceptable for men to leave their family and seek spiritual enlightenment.