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    Essay On Gotama Buddha

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    It is said that Gotama Buddha continued to teach and lived until the age of 80. His death was as intricate as his conception, birth, and enlightenment. First, I think is necessary to point out that Gotama Buddha 's death did not mean the continuation of samsara, nor the end to his existence, it meant reaching parinirvana (final existence) as it is explained by John Strong: “although the Buddha is no longer “alive” after his parinirvana, neither is he “dead” in the usual sense of the term, because

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    Hermann Hesse & Gotama Buddha

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    writer. Gotama Buddha, was a holy man whose teachings changed the lives of many people. What do they have in common? Born almost 1500 years apart Hesse and Buddha lived parallel lives. Both were expected to follow in their father’s footsteps, both left the people they cared for, both were rebels, and both chose to follow their own paths to fulfill their individual destiny. Throughout Hesse’s life he tried many different school subjects and jobs, but could not decide what to do. Before Buddha became

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    The Life Of Gotama Buddha

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    1. The Shakya clansmen dwelt along the river Rohini that flowed among the southern foothills of the Himalayas. Their King Suddhodana Gautama had transferred his capitol to Kapila and there had built a great castle and had ruled wisely, winning the joyful acclaim of his people. The Queen's name was Maya. She was the daughter of the King's uncle who was also a king of the neighboring division of the same Shakya clan. For twenty years they had no children, then, after dreaming a strange dream of an

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    journey of life, if a man cannot find one who is better or at least as good as himself, let him journey joyfully alone."  The story of Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse makes this point true.  The main character Siddhartha dealt with the Samanas and Gotama Buddha, the second with Kamala and then the ferryman. The three parts correspond to the three stages though which Siddhartha passes on his journey to enlightenment:  The stage of the mind; the stage of the flesh; the stage of transcendence. During

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    truth and desire to discover the Atman within himself he leaves his birthplace to join the Samanas. With the Samanas he seeks to release himself from the cycle of life by extreme self-denial but leaves the Samanas after three years to go to Gotama Buddha. Siddhartha is impressed by the blissful man but decides to lead his own path. He sleeps in the ferryman's hut and crosses the river where he encounters Kamala, a beautiful courtesan, who teaches him how to love. He is disgusted with himself

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    Siddhartha

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    village. He leaves with his best friend Govinda to become a samana. Soon Siddhartha becomes aware that the way of the Samana’s does not teach true salvation, and he and Govinda leave to seek Gotama Buddha. When they finally do find the Buddha, Siddhartha decides that he doesn’t want to learn what the Buddha has to teach. He leaves Govinda behind and goes off in search for a life of possessions, and pleasure. He finds this desired life as the business partner to a rich merchant, and with frequent

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    The Brahmin’s Son

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    Om, and his quest will lead him far from home and through several paths of wisdom before he can reach his spiritual goal. Hesse modeled Siddhartha on the Buddha, and the lives of the two figures are similar in many ways. Siddhartha’s name itself is the first suggestion of the link between Siddhartha and the Buddha, for the historical Buddha, Gotama Sakyamuni, also bore the given name Siddhartha. In Siddhartha, Siddhartha’s life parallels the little that is known of the Buddha’s history. Buddha’s life

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    Buddha and his sermon

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    Hindu Kshatriya, who was warned by “Brahman soothsayers”, let his son leave home to live among the seekers of the forest. His son was Gotama Siddhartha, known to most historians as Buddha. What is said to be Buddha’s first sermon was delivered briefly after his enlightenment. The sermon contains what eventually becomes the way of life for people who follow the Buddhist religion; the four noble truths, the eightfold path, and the middle way. Since Siddhartha was so sheltered from reality, he set out

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    seek out the Buddha. The woman said: “You have come to the right place, O Samanas from the forest. The Illustrious One sojourns in Jetavana, in the garden of Anathadindika…” “Look,” said Siddhartha softly to Govinda, “there is the Buddha.” The Buddha went quietly on his way, lost in thought. His peaceful convenience was neither happy nor sad. He seemed to be smiling gently inward. (Page 26, 27) Analysis: Siddhartha believes he may be able to learn to become enlightened by the Buddha. Again, this

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    things. Strive on with heedfulness!" This was the final admonition of the Buddha Gotama to his disciples. (Piyadassi Thera) Siddhatta Gotama who is also known as “Buddha,” was the founder of Buddhism. “Buddha” is a general term for a person who has attained enlightenment. At the age of 35, Siddhatta Gotama had gained his enlightenment through meditation under a Bodhi tree. Through the years after being enlightened, Buddha had spent the rest of his life teaching. One of his teachings was about the

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