Social Studies - Story of Buddhism

Social Studies - Story of Buddhism

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  • During his journey, he saw the suffering of so many and realized that to begin to find a solution, he must challenge the Hindu way. Once he realized this, he began pondering what needed to change, how can one achieve meaning.
  • He tried focusing on his body, fasting and focused on ways to liberate his soul. However he almost died, and without having achieved anything meaningful in his life, therefore that must not be the way.
  • Siddhartha tried many things, but he needed a different way to get to the state of mind he desired. One day, he saw a musician tuning a sitar, when it was too loose or too tight it wouldn't work, but right in the middle was perfect. Siddhartha learned that this "Middle Path" could lead him to what he's been searching for.
  • Siddhartha traveled to Bodh Gaya, he sat under a bodhi tree and vowed not to leave until he found the way to enlightenment. As he went deeper and deeper into his own unconsciousness, he achieved enlightenment.
  • At the age of 35, the Prince had become "The Buddha", the “enlightened one”. Immediately thereafter, he spent seven days beneath the tree in a state of absolute bliss. He also began to develop basic principles that would guide his followers.
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