How Do the Buddhists Believe the World Was Created?
The Buddhists do not believe that the world was created, rather it has simply existed forever and continues to recreate itself. Buddhism teachings state that the world is in a constant state of Samsara, meaning the continued repetition of birth and death.
Buddhists believe that human energies and nature are interdependent and have constantly been flowing together forever. Buddhist teachings claim that there is no absolute truth when it comes to the beginning of the world. They believe the universe and its inhabitants are infinite and that world systems continually appear and disappear within the universal structure.
Buddhists do not believe in a single god. They believe there is no evidence to support a solitary being ruling over the vast universe. They believe in a collective humanity in which every person has the ability to become a Buddha, meaning a perfected human being.
Buddhists believe in reincarnation and the law of karma. The law of karma states that good behavior and intentions produces positive results, while negative behavior and intentions ultimately lead to a negative outcome. Buddhists believe that the soul is on a continual journey towards various levels of enlightenment. They refer to the afterlife as "the between," a place where souls exist after death and before rebirth.