Biography Of Siddhartha Gautama Becomes The Buddha

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Siddhartha Gautama was the founder of Buddhism. He was an Indian prince that was kept away from the outside world because his father feared that Siddhartha would not become the next great ruler. Eventually he got out of his isolation and saw the suffering of the people. Once he saw the pain of the people, he left his wife and family to live an ascetic life. (“Siddhartha Gautama Becomes the Buddha: c. 500 bce."). The Bhiksus were the monks that taught others the religion of Buddhism. They were a council of people devoted to the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama. The first meeting of the first council was reported to be after the death of the Buddha. They had three major functions within the council, all functions were on how to function without …show more content…
("Siddhartha Gautama Becomes the Buddha: c. 500 bce.") He spread Buddhism to the point where it was being translated into other languages so others could follow his teachings and because of this there became a common language between all Buddhists: Tripitika. Siddhartha Gautama was also the first religious leader to create a brotherhood with the monks. ("Siddhartha Gautama.") The Buddha thought that the Four Nobel Truths could get someone to enlightenment. The Four Nobel Truths are that suffering is real, Suffering is because of our wants and desires, you can end suffering, and you can end it by following the Eight Fold Path. The Eight Fold Path were eight things that you needed to follow in order to reach enlightenment. The eight things you need to do were about being positive and being kind to others. Depending on how you follow this path you can be reborn or you can finally let your soul lay down. If you do not complete a task during your life time, when you are reborn you have to complete that task or the cycle will start over again ("Siddhartha Gautama Becomes the Buddha: c. 500

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