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  • Key TermsThe Four Noble TruthsThe Noble Eightfold PathNirvanaCoach Smith

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  • Coach SmithAround 563 B.C.,a prince namedSiddhartha Gautamawas born inIndia.

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  • Siddhartha was an Indian prince.

    He lived in a luxurious household. However, he longed to see the world beyond the palace.

    Upon leaving the palace, he saw a sick man, an old man, and a corpse.Coach Smith

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  • Coach SmithUpon leaving thepalace, Siddharthadiscovered theexistence of suffering. He discovered thatwe are born onlyto age and die.

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  • Upon learning of the existence of suffering, Siddhartha decided to leave the palace and find the cause and cessation of suffering.

    Siddhartha lived among the Hindu ascetics and endured many hardships.

    However, he did not discover the cause or cessation of suffering among the Hindus.Coach Smith

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  • Coach SmithAfter leavingthe Hinduascetics,Siddharthasat under theBodhi tree andmeditated untilhe becameenlightened.

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  • Coach SmithWhen Siddharthaachievedenlightenment,he becamethe Buddha or the EnlightenedOne.

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  • Siddharthas answer to the cause and cessation of suffering can be found in his Four Noble Truths.

    The Four Noble TruthsLife is suffering.Desire and attachment cause suffering.Suffering can end.Follow the Noble Eightfold PathCoach Smith

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  • Coach SmithLife is suffering but suffering can end.

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  • The Buddha encouraged his followers to follow the middle path or to avoid extremes such as eating too much or eating too little.

    The Noble Eightfold Path are eight actions designed to help followers achieve enlightenment. They are right view, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, right concentration. Coach Smith

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  • Nirvana is the end of suffering.

    By achieving nirvana, a person escapes samsara or the cycle of reincarnation.

    Siddhartha achieved nirvana when he became enlightened.Coach Smith

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  • Coach SmithNirvana is the end of suffering.

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  • Who was Siddhartha Gautama?Why did Siddhartha leave his palace?Explain the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path.What is samsara?Define nirvana.How does Buddhism differ from Hinduism?Coach Smith

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