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•lived
between 563 and 483 BC in the
area known now as the Indo-Nepalese
region
SIDDHARTHA (BUDDHA)
ORIGIN
Believed that he had passed through thousands of
existences before coming to earth
 Born to the rulers of the Shakya clan
 It was believed that his mother, Maya, conceived
him when she dreamed that a white elephant
entered her right side and it was believed that she
gave birth to him while standing and immediately
after birth, Buddha took seven complete steps.
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TRANSFORMATION INTO BUDDHA
He grew up in wealth and had no contact with the
harsh realities of the world
 At the age of 29 after taking three chariot rides
outside of his palace he decided to try and seek
the answer to the continual cycle of birth, death,
and rebirth.
 Spent six years fasting
 Decided that that was not the way to reach
enlightenment
 He then meditated under a tree all night and was
then named Buddha, or the enlightened one.
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TEACHINGS
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Middle Way, believed in a balanced life rather than one
of extremes
Gave his first sermon on the outskirts of the city of
Benares
Presented himself as only a teacher rather than a God
or object of worship
"You should do your own work, for I can teach only the
way.“
Necessary to achieve Nirvana and end suffering, or
Dukkha
Karma- actions that spring from mental intent have an
effect on your birth, death, and rebirth cycle
FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS
 Life
as we know it ultimately is or leads to
suffering/uneasiness in one way or
another.
 Suffering is caused by craving.
 Suffering ends when craving ends
 Reaching this liberated state is achieved
by following the path laid out by the
Buddha
SENSE PERCEPTION
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Emphasized that sense perception tends to
mislead man
 due
to man’s conditioned ability to perceive and
interpret
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w/o mental construction, perception is
incapable of providing any cognitive information
about its object
Buddha dies at the age of eighty from food poisoning…
DEATH
WORKS CITED
Brown, Kathryn Selig. "Life of the Buddha". In Heilbrunn Timeline of
New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000–.
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/buda/hd_buda.htm
2003)
Art History.
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"THE BASIC TEACHING OF BUDDHA." SFSU WWW Home Page Is Not
Server. Web. 11 Feb. 2011.
<http://online.sfsu.edu/~rone/Buddhism/footsteps.htm>.
on This
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"Buddhism." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 11 Feb. 2011.
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhism#Karma>.
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Kalupahana, David J. Buddhist Philosophy: a Historical Analysis.
University of Hawaii, 1976. Print.
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"LIFE OF BUDDHA." SOULEDOUT.ORG MONAD. Divine Designs, 2000. Web. 11
Feb. 2011. <http://www.souledout.org/wesak/storybuddha.html>.
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