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    Known as the Buddha Siddhartha Gautama, was born between the sixth and fourth centuries BCE, in what is now modern Nepal. He grew up living the extravagant life of a young prince because the ruler of the Sakya people, Suddhodana was his father. Custom dictated marriage and he married at the young age of sixteen to a girl named Yasodhara. His father had prearranged that he live a life of absolute isolation, but one day Siddhartha embarked out into the world and was accosted with the reality of the

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    Hello After reading the assigned text-book and listening to the lectures on myboothonline, I got familiarity with the Buddhist concept anatman. Siddhartha Gautama, later on called revealed four noble truths which are the foundation of his teachings. To make understand the people that everyone have to experience unhappiness or despair, he taught Three Marks of Existence: dukkha, anitya means impermanence and anatman means no self. Thus, anatman means “there is no separate, permanent or immortal self”

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    The Buddha A Buddha is a person who is completely free from all faults and mental obstructions. This definitely describes Siddhartha Gautama, also known as the Buddha. He was once a prince who never went outside the castle, but found the people in the outside world suffering, left his family to make the world a better place. He practiced being calm, and even meditated under a tree for seven days. He was a spiritual leader, and, to this day, his methods are practiced throughout the world. Einstein

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    Siddhartha Gautama, who is also known as Buddha, was the founder of Buddhism. He was a religious philosopher born in Kapilavastu, Lumbini (modern day Nepal) on c. 563 B.C.E. to the Shakyas, a massive clan. Buddha is in the Sanskrit language, when translated to english, it means the “enlightened one” or “the awakened”. The Shakyas, an indigent Indian tribe, was ruled by his father. His mother passed away seven days after giving birth to him. In order to avert him for over thinking about the complications

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    (sight’s), aging people, the sick, funerals processions and religion. These elements that Siddhartha Gautama saw, that led to him to seek religious enlightenment, and to give up his privileged life. These four elements come up in every religious walk at some point. Reflection on these elements can have astonishing effects in someone’s life. By looking at these elements, and by showing the effect they had on Siddhartha Gautama’s life, will show that anyone could grow in their spiritual belief by reflecting

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    ago in Nepal, India, Siddhartha Gautama was born. He was a Hindu prince and was raised in luxury and wealth. He had never been to the outside world and never saw the death and suffering beyond his riches. According to a legend that sprouted a long time ago, his mother once dreamed that a gorgeous white elephant came down to her from heaven. Based on that very dream, a prophet predicted that Siddhartha Gautama would grow up to be a wandering holy man. The thought of Siddhartha becoming a holy man disturbed

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    by Siddhartha Gautama in the late 6th century. It is a popular worldview in most of Asia and has an estimated total of 535 million people as of 2010, which is around 9 to 10% of the world’s population. Buddhism has three main factions, Theravada-the most ancient form of Buddhism, Mahayana-developed approximately 500 years after Buddha attained enlightenment and Vajrayana-last of the three forms but offers a quicker way to enlightenment. The Buddha was born with the name of Siddhartha Gautama, to

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    When Siddhartha Gautama first stepped outside his palace walls, I bet he didn’t know that he took the first steps to starting a major world religion. Before I start on the cause and effect deal, I wanted to do a little research on Siddhartha Gautama, and that, ladies and gentlemen, is exactly what I did. I researched for about an hour, nearly missing my fencing class, but I found what I wanted. Siddhartha was born in a large clan called the Shakyas in Nepal, son of the leader of the tribe. As of

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    Living a life of wealth and riches, Siddhartha Gautama was a prince who reigned around 400 BC. Siddhartha became Buddha- the enlightened one- through comprehending the roots of human suffering while living a disciplined life (BBC.CO.UK). During his reign, he was the leader and founder of a sect of wanderer ascetics (Sramanas), one of many that existed in India during the time (ANCIENT.EU). After his death, his sect slowly grew into a religious-like movement, traveling along the Silk Road and by sea

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    2.0 Introduction to Buddhism Siddhartha Gautama, also known as Buddha, founded the Buddhist faith that now has 300 million followers worldwide. Buddhism focuses on enlightenment rather than worshipping a god (buddhanet.net, 2017) 3.0 Background of Buddha Born in 624BC in Lumbini, Nepal, Siddhartha was the prince of a small Indian Empire. He had a luxurious start to life and was destined to be either a great political leader or a religious teacher. Wanting him to be a political leader, his father

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