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Unformatted text preview: The 4 noble truths- Pain is universal, desire causes pain, ceasing to desire relieves pain, and right conduct provides escape from pain. Siddhartha Gautama- He was known as the Enlightened One, and born either in 560-480 or 440-360 B.C.E. He was born into a privileged life, and at 19 he married his cousin and fathered a son. At age 29, he renounced his wealth and lived a beggars life for the quest of Enlightenment. After 6 years, he rejected the life of self-denial. Looking within, he began meditating to bring him inner illumination. Like Jesus, he was an eloquent teacher whose concerns were deeply ethical. He also did not record his teachings. And as with Jesus, his life became surrounded by miraculous tales, which along with his sermons, were preserved and transcribed. Bo Tree- Sacred fig tree in which Siddhartha achieved enlightenment. Enlightenment- A goal in the mind after being focused on meditation....
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This note was uploaded on 07/31/2010 for the course HUMANITIES 1020 taught by Professor Szymanski during the Summer '08 term at Valencia.
- Summer '08