In the beginning, there was nothing until the Earth and stars spontaneously formed on their own.
Where's all the life?
Air and water accumulated on Earth and formed the oceans and land, but there was not yet life.
Next, beings known as the Phrom came. These beings lived in a dimension beyond heaven, known as Phromalok.
There are six dimensions in which a soul can be reborn. Heaven, the best place where one will find happiness, the realm of humanity where humans live and can achieve enlightenment, the realm of the titans where beings who are angered dwell, the realm of the Preta who are beings that cannot satisfy their cravings, the animal realm, and the hell realm where souls are tortured until they have worked off their karma.
The order of the dimensions from best to worst is as follows: Heaven, The Realm of Humanity, The Realm of Titans, The Realm of the Preta, The Animal Realm, and the worst, Hell.
Buddhists believe that the great tragedy of existence is that it is both endless and also subject to impermanence, suffering, and uncertainty. These three are known as the tilakhana, or the three signs of existence.
The only way to break the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth is to achieve nirvana. Nirvana, or enlightenment, is when a being goes into a state of oblivion and liberation. Enlightenment is only achieved when one is purified of karma.
In Buddhism, there is no savior. There is only self-help and the path to enlightenment. Buddhists deny that Jesus Christ was the savior and that his crucification is only something which people look towards for salvation. The main belief is that there is no Divine Authority or Higher Power.
The world has no start and no end. The world and the universe constantly repeats and is recreated every second and is infinite. There was no origin, and everything just came into being.