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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 3
Profoundly troubled, Siddhartha was determined to comprehend the nature of suffering.
Birth and Youth, part 2
Siddhartha Gautama was the son of a king raised in a palace with every imaginable luxury.
A devoted gathering of monks formed around the Buddha at Sarnath.
Compassion stirred the Buddha to send his monks out into the community.
Death & Legacy, part 1
For decades, the Buddha shared his teachings all across northeastern India.
Death & Legacy, part 2
The Buddha prepared to leave the earth forever.
Enlightenment, part 1
Near death, Siddhartha recalls a childhood moment of when he felt pure joy.
Enlightenment, part 2
Siddhartha sat down in the shade of the Bodhi tree and began to meditate.
Enlightenment, part 3
Siddhartha meditated throughout the night and became the Buddha.
Bliss-nirvana-the Buddha taught, could be found through the practice of meditation.
Stories spread of the Buddha's miracles, mixing the marvelous with the mundane.
Seeking, part 1
Once a great prince, Siddhartha became a beggar, surviving on the charity of strangers.
Seeking, part 2
Siddhartha apprenticed himself to a guru.
Seeking, part 3
Siddhartha subjected his body to extremes of hardship and pain.
Teachings, part 1
The Buddha devoted the rest of his life to his teachings.
Teachings, part 2
The path to enlightenment is the Middle Way, the Buddha taught.
Teachings, part 3
The Buddha's analysis of suffering came to be called The Four Noble Truths.
Teachings, part 4
Word quickly spread of the Buddha.
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