Buddhism was first introduced to the world in the 6th century BCE by Siddhartha Gautama. It first spread outside the ancient kingdom of Magadha.
At the time India already had an established reputation for being a land of pioneers in spiritual and intellectual innovation. The Indian demographic at the time, however, had reached a point where it could be divided into two broad sects: the self centered aristocracy, and the ritualistic masses.
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Buddhism first came to be in the world in the 6th century BCE, and has remained a prominent philosophy
since its inception till today. It started in present day Nepal, when Siddhartha Gautama, born a prince,
attained enlightenment at the age of 29 during a period of intense asceticism. Soon after this, he was
requested to teach, and as a result taught the first Wheel of Dharma.