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The Buddha

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The Buddha

Birth & Youth, part 1

Twenty-five hundred years ago, a child was born who was to become the Buddha.

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Birth & Youth, part 1

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The Buddha

Birth & Youth, part 3

Profoundly troubled, Siddhartha was determined to comprehend the nature of suffering.

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Birth & Youth, part 3

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The Buddha

Community

A devoted gathering of monks formed around the Buddha at Sarnath.

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Community

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The Buddha

Compassion

Compassion stirred the Buddha to send his monks out into the community.

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Compassion

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The Buddha

Death & Legacy, part 1

For decades, the Buddha shared his teachings all across northeastern India.

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Death & Legacy, part 1

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The Buddha

Death & Legacy, part 2

The Buddha prepared to leave the earth forever.

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Death & Legacy, part 2

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The Buddha

Enlightenment, part 1

Near death, Siddhartha recalls a childhood moment of when he felt pure joy.

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Enlightenment, part 1

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The Buddha

Enlightenment, part 2

Siddhartha sat down in the shade of the Bodhi tree and began to meditate.

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Enlightenment, part 2

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The Buddha

Enlightenment, part 3

Siddhartha meditated throughout the night and became the Buddha.

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Enlightenment, part 3

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The Buddha

Meditation

Bliss-nirvana-the Buddha taught, could be found through the practice of meditation.

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Meditation

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The Buddha

Miracles

Stories spread of the Buddha's miracles, mixing the marvelous with the mundane.

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Miracles

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The Buddha

Seeking, part 1

Once a great prince, Siddhartha became a beggar, surviving on the charity of strangers.

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Seeking, part 1

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The Buddha

Seeking, part 2

Siddhartha apprenticed himself to a guru.

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Seeking, part 2

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The Buddha

Seeking, part 3

Siddhartha subjected his body to extremes of hardship and pain.

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Seeking, part 3

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The Buddha

Teachings, part 1

The Buddha devoted the rest of his life to his teachings.

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Teachings, part 1

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The Buddha

Teachings, part 2

The path to enlightenment is the Middle Way, the Buddha taught.

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Teachings, part 2

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The Buddha

Teachings, part 3

The Buddha's analysis of suffering came to be called The Four Noble Truths.

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Teachings, part 3

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The Buddha

Teachings, part 4

Word quickly spread of the Buddha.

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Teachings, part 4

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