Buddhism it makes people aware that life

     Buddhism is a religion that includes a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices attributed to Buddha. It’s a religion to roughly 300 million people around the world. Buddhism is China’s oldest religion. Ancient Buddhism purpose was to rich Enlightenment through meditation. To many people Buddhism is not a religion, but philosophy or “way of life”. Calling Buddhism philosophy is pretty accurate. A definition of philosophy says: “The rational investigation of the truths and principles of being, knowledge, or conduct.” Which basically, describes Buddhism. “While the Buddha did discuss some metaphysical aspects of reality that people would often associate with religion, he made it clear that the most important aspect of Buddhism is how you practice, not what you know” (www.huffingtonpost.com) Buddhists meditate a lot. Why? Because it makes us feel better, calmer and makes our mind work better. Meditation helps to develop the awareness and the energy needed to transform rooted mental habit patterns. Buddhists belief that life, in all forms, is suffering and that human desire is the cause of that. They also belief that nirvana desire is the way to enlightenment. Buddhism came to China in c. 300 CE from India through the silk road       If I were emperor of China I would promote Buddhism. I would do that because this religion (philosophy) is about making the world a better place for ALL living organisms and spreading peace throughout whole world.  Buddhism is all about tradition, about being a good member of society. Buddhism has a good impact on society because even though it makes people aware that life is suffering it also makes them understand that all living organisms are important. “Buddhism has answers to many of the problems in modern materialistic societies. It also includes a deep understanding of the human mind and natural therapies which prominent psychologists around the world are now discovering to be both very advanced and effective.” (www.buddhanet.net) When people from mine dynasty would be Buddhists it would make them soften and enjoy life more and help others enjoy it too. Buddhism is also a belief system which is tolerant to all other religions or beliefs and that’s what makes it really good. Because if it doesn’t have anything against other religions people and there will not be any wars fought in the name of Buddhism and there have never been.      Buddhism has also good impact on government. “Supporting the foregoing, the Buddha once said, “When the ruler of a country is just and good, the ministers become just and good; when the ministers are just and good, the higher officials become just and good; when the higher officials are just and good, the rank and file become just and good; when the rank and file become just and good, the people become just and good.” (B.E. 2556, A.D 2013)” (dana8873.wordpress.com) Buddhism is an excellent religion to influence China’s political system, because is not only a religion but philosophy and a way of life which is pretty flexible about its precepts and rules and says that anyone can achieve Nirvana, enlightenment. Also, Buddhism has already make gigantic impact in politics, because certainly, the concepts of government and political authorities have nothing to do with religious background. Conclusion Buddhism is more a philosophy than religion. It’s not only based on religious ideologies but also relies heavily on the philosophies from the teachings of Buddha. It is tolerant to other beliefs and religions and this is why there have never been a war fought in the name of Buddhism. This religion has already make some huge impacts in government and political authorities.