Topic: Siddhartha Gautama




Siddartha Gautama was born into a royal family in the village of Lumbini; present-day Nepal.. He was born into the Brahmin caste."It is said that the child was born fully awake. He could speak, and told his mother he had come to free all mankind from suffering. He could stand, and he walked a short distance in each of the four directions. Lotus blossoms rose in his footsteps. They named him Siddhartha, which means "he who has attained his goals."Being the son of a prince, Siddhartha spent his life in great luxury.As he grew up, he was kept insulated from the suffering, sickness, age, and death of the outside surroundings. After he had grown up, he married and had one son.When he was 29, he went outside his palace environment for the first time, to experience the real world. He saw an old man, a sick man, and a corpse that disturbed him.He realized that life outside his palace was not just all luxuries. So he set out for many years to find out what the cause of all human suffering was. He spent years fasting, meditating, and searching.One Night Siddhartha sat under the Bodhi tree, and meditated until morning. He attained enlightenment at the age of thirty-five, earning the title Buddha, or "Enlightened One." He figured out that the cause of human suffering wasfrom desire. After Siddhartha Guatama figured it all out he wanted to show people how important it is to have selflessness so you could reach Nirvana. Siddartha Gautama wanted to significantly change his life around so he could reach Nirvana. He taught for another 45 years. When the Buddha was 80 years old, he told his friend ,that he would be leaving them soon. And so it came to be that he ate some spoiled food and became very sick. He went into a deep meditation under a grove of sala trees and died. His last words were...

  • "Impermanent are all created things;Strive on with awareness." -Buddah






Before and After

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Siddartha Gautama Before he baecame the Buddah This Is Siddartha When he found the reason for suffering.



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("") From this website (i thiught it wasd really interesting)

http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/siddhartha.html"
Question for Group Member #1: Describe who Siddhartha Gautama was and completely explain why he was significant focusing on his life after he became the Buddha.
Question for Group Member #2: Describe who Siddhartha Gautama was focusing on his life before he became enlightened and became the Buddha.
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Question for Group Member #4: Describe who Siddhartha Gautama was and describe how he is viewed now in the present day.