Buddhism is a philosophical and religious movement founded according to tradition by the Indian prince Gautama Buddha (sixth century BC). Buddhists believe that one can be liberated from the cycle of rebirths by following the Buddha taught by the "middle way". The main aspects of this middle are the elimination of all material desires, ethical behavior, and the development of the mind. Buddhism in Thailand is by far the most important religious movement and in every town in Thailand, there are often multiple and sometimes very beautiful temples.
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