The myth of the buddha

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The myth of the buddha

Post  Jordan Wahba on Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:12 pm

One day as Siddhartha rode beyond palace gardens, he saw a sick person, and old person, and a dead body. For the first time he became of human suffering. Disturbed, he gave up his royal clothes, shaved his head, abandoned his family, and set off to find the true meaning of life. Gautama wandered for years, seeking answers from Hindu scholars and holy men. He fasted (didn’t eat) and meditated. One day he sat under a giant tree, determined to stay there until he understood the mystery of life. For 48 days, evil spirits tried to tempt him to give up meditation. Then he suddenly believed he understood the cause and cure for suffering and sorrow. When he rose, he was Gautama no longer, but the “enlightened one” the Buddha. Buddha spent rest of his life teaching other of his findings. In his first sermon since enlightenment, he explained the four noble truths that are the heart of Buddhism. The four noble truths are 1. Life is full of suffering, pain, and sorrow.2. The cause of suffering is the desire for things that are illusions, such as riches, long life. 3. The only cure for suffering it to overcome desire. 4. The way to overcome desire is to follow the Eightfold path.
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