This book is an elaboration of Dr Santina "Fundamentals of Buddhism". In keeping with the original objectives of the study of basic Buddhism, this book is, as far as possible, non-technical. It is intended for the ordinary readers not having any special expertise in Buddhist studies or in Buddhist canonical languages. This book can supply a general introduction to the major traditions of Buddhism, but does not pretend to be complete or definitive. This book will serve as the beginning of its readers' Buddhist education and not the end of it.