According to Buddhist doctrine, the universe is the product of karma, the law of the cause and effect of actions, according to which virtuous actions create pleasure in the future and nonvirtuous actions create pain.
In other regions the festivals are held on different days and incorporate a variety of rituals and practices.
The birth of the Buddha is celebrated in April or May, depending upon the lunar date, in these countries.
The means of escape remains unknown until, over the course of millions of lifetimes, a person perfects himself, ultimately gaining the power to discover the path out of samsara and then compassionately revealing that path to the world.bodhisattva.
A person who has discovered that path, followed it to its end, and taught it to the world is called a buddha.
The rise of these cities of central India, with their courts and their commerce, brought social, political, and economic changes that are often identified as key factors in the rise of Buddhism and other religious movements of the 6th and 5th centuries .