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Unformatted text preview: ...~ 4/28/2011 , ..-3 I The Post-Enlightenment Life of Buddha • Met his ok! friends at Deer Park -they become his first disciples-Preached lit Sermon to them • He traveled around India for the next 45 years preaching • Numbers of people converted to his teachings • Sangha developed - a community of monks and nuns • Opposed the healing of people • At 80 he contracted dysentery from food (he dk! the on purpose) • He lay down between two trees (which blossomed) on his right side, meditated, and ultimately passed into Nirvana • Before dying instructed his followers to cremate his body and distribute the relics to his roUowers who were to enshrine them Nepalese Stupa 4/28/2011 • Indian Stnpa - 3 rd Cent. B.C.E. • Major Dharma of the Buddha 2 •...
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- Spring '11
- Buddhism, Gautama Buddha, Deer Park