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“B” Paper #1 The Buddha was first known as Siddharta Gautama, a prince in the Warrior caste.  It  was predestined that if Siddharta Gautama saw the world of suffering, he would become an  influential holy man.  His father hid the world from Siddharta in hopes of changing his son’s  future.  Siddharta lived a sheltered and luxurious life without stepping out into the world. However, at the age of 29, Sddharta ventured out into the world and saw 4 sights that  would take him to his destiny: an old man, a sick man, a dead man, and an ascetic man.  Reality hit Siddharta hard when he realized these 4 sights would become inevitable future and  the world was full of suffering.  His departed from his home and traveled as an ascetic man. Far and wide, Siddharta Gautama traveled to find a way to ease suffering.  He put his  body through many extremes: poses, fasting, and meditation techniques.  He met ascetic  groups who would teach Siddharta and of course Siddharta would learn turning from a disciple  and into a teacher.  However, these techniques did not provide Siddharta with how to address  human predicament: how to end suffering. One day, he tried the Middle Way.  It was no too extreme and it was not too easy. 
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2009 for the course REL S 338 taught by Professor Hansenw. during the Spring '09 term at San Diego State.

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