Buddhism is a religion that advocated the teachings of personal spiritual development. The religion is based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautma who is commonly known as Buddha. The religion encompasses variety of traditions, beliefs and practices that are advocated by Buddha. Buddhism as a religion is practiced by approximately 300 million people across the world and it helps to gain a deep insight into the true nature of life. The word ‘Buddhism’ is taken from ‘Budhi’ that means to awaken. The religion is believed to be originated about 2,500 years ago but is still practiced by people in different parts of the world. Buddhism is seen not only a religion but is also regarded as a philosophy that determines the way of living of people. Buddhism signifies the injustice and inequality that is practiced in the world and teaches people to follow a code of conduct throughput their life. The religion explains the purpose of life of people and teaches them to live a life with a code of conduct for attaining true happiness. Buddhism is popular in Western countries as it is based on understanding the human mind and thus many therapies in the western countries are developed on the basis of Buddhism teachings Buddha.