QUESTION: Is Buddhism... a Religion, a Philosophy, merely a Psychology, Democratic, Communist or Sexist?
ANSWER: Individuals should approach Buddhism without trying to categorize it into another form of philosophy. The Buddha's teachings were his own pure and authentic insight about how to end suffering for the whole world. Attempting to mix these teachings with political ideologies, economic systems or other terms can cause confusion.
Buddhism is: The teachings of the Buddha and their application into daily life and meditation practice.