Flashcards in the importance of myths and stories Deck (10):
According to the Buddhist myth, Gautama had the potential to be
either a great worldly figure or a great religious figure.
His father vowed that he would be
be a worldly figure and only experience the beautiful things in life.
However, at 29, Gautama went in search of
when search for deeper happiness?
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).
what happened at age 36?
abandoned this life to seek a medium between the two extremes
After long meditation, he sensed
He then became known as the
where did he converted his first disciples?
He then walked to Benares (Varanasi)