Buddhism is an ancient religion in most Asian countries except for Siberia and the Arab lands. It was started by Gautama Buddha (563?-?483 B.C.) whose teachings have been variously interpreted and emphasized by the many different subdivisions or sects. Members are in general asked to live peaceful, highly moral lives of self-denial while treating even their enemies and animals with respect. A Buddhist believes that when his body dies, his soul is reborn in another body and retains the sorrows of previous sins. Good Buddhists are generous almsgivers.
- Percy L. Greaves, Jr. "Mises Made Easier ", 1974. Referenced 2014-06-24.