The discovery of Buddhism is based on the teachings of Buddha, which he gave in the Sutras, and which later developed into the philosophical Buddhist teachings of the great Indian Masters.
Many may think that study and religion are contradictions, that religion is only concerned with having blind faith in dogmas. This is viewed very differently in Buddhism. There are different forms of trust. An intelligent form of trust is based on critical analysis and philosophical considerations. This trust is clearly more stable, because it is based on a deeper understanding.