I am currently a practicing Buddhist, in the infancy of my studies. I have found that Buddhism is the most humane and peaceful, of all the major religions. Importantly, Buddhism's focus, is truly on how mankind is to treat other human beings, other than themselves. It is truly a wonderful religion. Buddhism teaches us to focus on the well-being of all mankind, to bring about a more harmonious world, in which we all exist in. It teaches patience, kindness, and love for all peoples. It teaches us to use our intellect, it teaches us great wisdom, it teaches us compassion, it teaches us to balance our life between the material world and the spiritual world. Buddhism brings inner peace, which allows one to strive for world peace, as being our duty or service. And, when I pass from this earth, my desire is to be sent off in a Buddhist ceremony.