"Religion is any specific system of belief about deity, often involving rituals, a code of ethics, a philosophy of life, and a worldview" (1215.org). It appears all around the world. There is not one society that is free of religion. Religion is a prime factor for civilization today and the past. It made different civilizations across the world great, but it also made civilizations crumble. Two religions, Buddhism and Christianity, triumphed in a civilization where the religion was uncommon. Buddhism came from India which then spread to China by the Silk Road. Christianity, however, spread throughout the Roman empire by apostles, such as St. Paul. Buddhism and Christianity also solved and caused some major problems in ancient civilizations. Both, Buddhism and Christianity, were essential to ancient civilizations whether or not it helped civilizations or ended civilizations.
Buddhism is the belief, traditions, spiritual practices, and teachings of Buddha. .
Around 500 B.C.E., Siddhartha Gautama, also known as the Buddha, realised that luxury and wealth did not lead to human happiness, but instead human suffering, so he left his family in search for the key to human happiness. After years of meditation and study, he found the "Middle Path" and became enlightened. In view of that, the Buddha started teaching others of his newfound answer. Buddhism sought out to teach people in East Asia that instead of rich and impoverished lives, one should follow the Middle Path. This path represents a great emphasis on human thoughts and actions towards their environment and society. Buddhism affected people's lives deeply that they wanted to spread the religion to other countries, such as China.
The Ancient Chinese empire all started when villages arose around the Yellow River. From these small villages and farming communities grew centralized government; the first of which was the prehistoric Xia Dynasty (Ancient.