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Siddhartha understands suffering
Siddhartha became the ¨Buddha¨
The queen had a dream that ¨she was carried high over the Himalayas to a silver mountain and sat on a silver couch.A white elephant with six tusks walked around her and then struck her right side.The king and queen asked the Hindu priests to exclaim her dream.You are carrying a child who will be a great man, they told the queen.¨
As he goes along his journey, Siddhartha realizes The Second Noble Truth - that the direct cause of suffering is desire. ... In the end he realizes The Fourth Noble Truth - that the way to happiness and enlightenment is to lead a life that avoids extremes.Siddhartha at that moment recognized for the first time the profound suffering that even the best of lives involves. He resolved to be like the sage, who in the midst of sickness, old age and death could still live a life of compassion, peacefulness and joy.
He became emaciated and weak, so much so that he couldn't meditate or do the other spiritual practices of the tradition. So, he began eating again until he regained strength and then embarked again upon the meditative path in order to achieve enlightenment.After a great struggle within himself and the "demons" of ignorance, he finally broke through the illusions of his own mind and experienced true Reality. He achieved enlightenment and became a "buddha" - an enlightened one.
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