What is Buddhism?
Buddhism is known by most as a religion, but its beliefs and practices are so deep, most understand it as a philosophy. Those who practice Buddhism are considered Buddhists. Many often confuse monks as people who practice Buddhism but they are not. Monks and Buddhists are different categories. Monks are Buddhists; however, monks devote their entire life to practice Buddhism. Buddhist is overall, anyone who follows the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama. So anyone can become a Buddhist but choosing to become a monk is a huge decision.
How does Buddhism differ from other religions?
Buddhism is very different from other religions. One difference is how there is no almighty God in Buddhism like there is in Christianity, Hinduism, and many other religions. Buddhism also does not believe in mere faith in its leader, Buddha. That basically means Buddhists don’t rely on just believing in and worshipping Buddha will make all their problems go away like how some religions do. Buddhism’s practices are very different because they rely more on self discipline than mere faith. Buddhism also believes in rebirth, which few other religions do. There are many other differences in Buddhism and other religions but these are the most recognizable.