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1

According to the Buddhist myth, Gautama had the potential to be

either a great worldly figure or a great religious figure.

2

His father vowed that he would be

be a worldly figure and only experience the beautiful things in life.

3

However, at 29, Gautama went in search of

deeper happiness

4

when search for deeper happiness?

age 29

5

what did he first turn to?

to Hinduism, practicing yoga and a life of self-denial (experiencing none of the beautiful things in life, denying himself of everything).

6

what happened at age 36?

abandoned this life to seek a medium between the two extremes

7

After long meditation, he sensed

enlightenment

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He then became known as the

Buddha’

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where did he converted his first disciples?

He then walked to Benares (Varanasi)

10

He taught two things

things *the fact of suffering, and *the possibility of escape from suffering which are both captured in the Four Noble Truths and The Eightfold Path.