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
Buddhism is: The teachings of the Buddha and their application into daily life
and meditation practice.