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Siddhārtha Gautama

Founder of Buddhism
Born wealthy/sheltered
Went out to explore meaning of life
Middle path
Tree meditation
Enlightenment
Religion formed

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4 noble truths

-Ordinary life is full of suffering
-This suffering is caused by our desire to satisfy ourselves
-The way to end suffering is to end desire for selfish goals and to see others as extensions of ourselves
-The way to end desire is to follow the middle path