Changes in Buddhism

Although Buddhism emerged as a philosophical tradition, over the centuries it began to shift into a universal, salvation oriented religion. Since it no longer only addressed issues familiar to those in South Asia, it began to expand.

Buddhist Expansion (By Gunawan Kartapranata [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

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Buddhist Expansion (By Gunawan Kartapranata [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

For consideration:
Examine the movement of Mahayana Buddhism. What might have facilitated this movement?