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Life of Siddhattha Gautama

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Life of Siddhattha Gautama Siddhartha Gautama was a spiritual teacher from Ancient India and the founder of Buddhism. He was known generally recognized by Buddhists as the Supreme Buddha. We don't know the actual date of when he was born or when he died but many historians say that he was born in 563 BCE and died in 483 BCE. ...read more.


He was built 3 palaces in his name. Siddhartha was brought up by his mother's younger sister. As the boy reached the age of 16, his father arranged his marriage to Yasodhara that was his cousin. In time, she gave birth to a son, Rahula. Siddhartha spent 29 years as a Prince in Kapilavastu that is now in Nepal. ...read more.


This made him very depressed and he escaped the palace and pretended to be a beggar on the streets. After being taught the teachings of Alara Kalama. Siddhartha is said to have discovered what Buddhists call the Middle Way that was a path of moderation away from the extremes of self-meditation. After 49 days meditating, at the age of 35, he attained Enlightenment. Many years later he died at the age of 80 years old. The Buddha's body was cremated and the relics were placed in monuments ...read more.

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