Ask Mr. Donn
Is Buddhism a religion or a philosophy?
The answer is probably BOTH. Buddhists do not worship Buddha. They do not believe Buddha is a god who listens to their prayers and may answer them. Buddhists believe that to live your life well, you must follow Buddha's teachings. The goal is to become the best person you can be. There are over 400,000,000 (400 million) Buddhists in the world today. Is Buddhism a religion or a philosophy? and Buddhism, philosophy or religion?