The Old Man And The Sea By Siddhartha Gautama

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“In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you” was beautifully said by Siddhartha Gautama and perfectly emcompasses what his life was truly all about. The life of Gautama can be recognized as remarkable because when analyzed, it is clear that he created a foundation for himself that not only survived his own death, but also all of the changing decades that passed thereafter. This foundation was Buddhism and through this, he created multiple concepts or sermons, as he referred to them, that followed such as the Eightfold Path and Nirvana. Siddhartha’s life is still symbolic of a journey or cycle that ends when one comes to terms with themselves and…show more content…
He also discovered the Four Noble Truths and they can be simplified to; life is suffering, suffering is caused by a crave or thirst, satisfaction is enlightenment and the Eightfold Path frees the practicers from suffering. Thereafter, the great Buddha lived for an estimated total of eighty years in which he spent travelling and preaching the Dharma, which is the given name to Buddha’s teachings that have been passed down for more than fourteen centuries. Being that Buddha’s entire life from adulthood to end revolved around ending one’s suffering, it is only suitable to speak of the end of suffering; the Eightfold Path. The Eightfold Path is considered to be the heart of Buddhism and when practiced, it can help humans to see life realistically and without delusions. The first path is ‘right’ view and concompasses the Four Noble Truths and the Three Marks of Existence, which are; “Everything is impermanent, suffering is a part of existence and nothing exists in and of itself, without dependencies” (Secular Buddhism). When a person fully understands and retains the information from the truths and the marks, they then see the world and themselves from a viewpoint without delusion, hatred or greed. ‘Right’ intention or the second path says to be mindful of what one’s intentions with others and their actions because intentions that stem from anger, resentment or greed are more likely to do harm in

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