Buddhism in its original form was not a theistic religion. Gautama Buddha was a teacher, not a deity. He was and is revered as a teacher and savior but not as s prophet or God.
His thesis is basically that to escape unhappiness we need to extinguish part of our natural makeup, which he describes as desire, or as it is often translated, "craving."
His most famous exposition of the theory is in his Fire Sermon which I give below in it's entirety. It is sometimes referred to as Buddhism's Sermon on the Mount.
Is Gautama right?
I really like this quote:
Buddha says there are two kinds of suffering: the kind that leads to more suffering and the kind that brings an end to suffering.
― Terry Tempest Williams, Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place
Doobieous logic, there, Strega.
Don't be a doobie.
I guess I just got smoked in that exchange.
You're a doobie, brother.
But Jesus is NOT just all right with me.