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Buddhism STORIES: ABOUT BUDDHA'S LIFE, AND SOME OF HIS TEACHING STORIES I will not repeat here the stories told aloud in class, but will merely list them. These lecture notes sum up what I take to be the essence of his teachings. The stories include: Siddhartha Gautama's first meeting with Yasodhara, and her contribution to the emancipation of Indian women. The young Siddhartha Gautama going out from the palace to the pleasure garden and seeing an aged man, a sick man, a dead man, and a monk. Adventures with ascetic teachers and the realization of the Middle Way Buddha's enlightenment under the Bodhi tree in Bodh Gaya The law of karma, suffering, samsara, and Nirvana The founding and organizing of an order of monks Yasodhara and Rahula join the order The conceited Brahmin Malunkyaputra and the arrow Helping with the resolution of worldly problems and conflicts The woman whose son died and the mustard seed. A WORD ABOUT YASODHARA--INDIA'S FIRST FEMINIST? Buddha's wife Yasodhara,
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2012 for the course REL REL2300 taught by Professor Frazin during the Spring '10 term at Broward College.

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