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Unformatted text preview: I find the quotes interesting because they explain why the exaggerations of the details of Buddha’s life indeed serve a purpose. My natural inclination is to assume that such mystical details detract from the truth of Buddha’s teachings. However, it is clear that these exaggerations are even necessary to some degree to help characterize Buddha. Without these details, Buddha’s teaching may not have been as compelling or interesting. It is by experiencing the extremes that Buddha was able to find the true path to Nirvana and become awakened....
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course RELIGION 202 taught by Professor Mandair during the Winter '11 term at University of Michigan.
- Winter '11