State whether the following statement is True or False with reasons.
Buddhism spread to several parts of India and beyond.
This statement is True.
Reason: Buddhism was associated with less rigid rules and regulations in comparison to Jainism. So, Buddhism spread far and wide even beyond the boundaries of India due to the patronage of the Mauryan emperor, Ashoka. As a missionary religion, it spread to foreign lands like Tibet, China, Japan, Mongolia, Burma, Java, Sumatra, and Sri Lanka.