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Is the Buddhism portrayed in Siddhartha accurate?

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englishtea10 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 13, 2011 at 8:29 AM via web

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Is the Buddhism portrayed in Siddhartha accurate?

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matthew0109 | Student | (Level 1) Honors

Posted November 13, 2011 at 9:25 AM (Answer #1)

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Siddharta Gautama is known as the Buddha.

He was born around the year 580 BCE in the village of Lumbini in Nepal. He was born into a royal family and for many years lived with in the palace walls away from the sufferings of life; sufferings such as sickness, age, and death. He did not know what they were.

One day, after growing-up, marrying and having a child, Siddhartha went outside the royal palace and saw, each for the first time, an old man, a sick man, and a corpse. He was worried by what he saw. He learned that sickness, age, and death were the inevitable fate of human beings.

 

 

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