Contrary to common Western belief, Gautama Buddha did not invent the idea of reincarnation (this was the dominant belief at the time) and his philosophy taught liberation from both reincarnation and dependence on worshipping gods. Belief in reincarnation or other metaphysical ideas is unnecessary.
n 1: founder of Buddhism; c 563-483 b.c.; worshipped as a god syn: Buddha, the Buddha, Siddhartha, Gautama, Gautama Buddha 2: one who has achieved a state of perfect enlightenment
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