2. Life of the Buddha

Knowledge base Life of the Buddha
  • 2.1. The Birth of Siddhartha Gautama: The birth and early childhood of Siddhartha Gautama, including the legends and prophecies surrounding his birth.
  • 2.2. The Princely Life and the Four Encounters: Tells about Siddhartha's life in the palace, his sheltered upbringing, and the four encounters that set his spiritual quest in motion.
  • 2.3. The Great Renunciation: Discusses Siddhartha's decision to leave his princely life behind and his search for the truth as an ascetic seeker.
  • 2.4. Years of Asceticism: Covers the period of Siddhartha's strict asceticism, his encounters with various spiritual teachers, and the practices he followed in his quest for enlightenment.
  • 2.5. The Way to Enlightenment: Describes Siddhartha's meditation under the Bodhi tree, his struggle against temptation, and the moment of enlightenment where he became the Buddha.
  • 2.6. The First Teachings and the Formation of the Sangha: Tell about the Buddha's first sermons after his enlightenment, the formation of his followers group (the Sangha), and the early development of the Buddhist community.
  • 2.7. The Later Years and Death: We conclude with a description of the Buddha's later years, his continuing teachings, and the circumstances of his death (Parinirvana) and the legacy he left behind.
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