Buddhism was founded around 500 BC by Siddharta Guatama, called the Buddha or the Enlightened One. Buddhism teaches a way of living called the Middle Way, characterized by moderation. Buddhists believe in a continuation of rebirths until one can separate one's self from the world and reach nirvana, a completely peaceful state of existence. The Noble Eightfold Path provides a description of virtuous life that will help one achieve nirvana. The parts of the Eightfold Path include avoiding doing evil or harm to others and having respect for all things.