Buddhism The Four Noble Truths

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Buddhism came about in the northeastern India a period of social change and extreme religious activity. Before the Common Era, a teacher known as Buddha, lived in northern India. Its name meant an enlightened being who has awakened from ignorance and attained freedom from suffering. The historical figure was born on the northern edge of the Ganges River basin. Through unfortunate situations he decided to leave his place as prince, his wealth and family to live the life of an ascetic. He went on for the next few years to practice meditation. Through his meditation he found enlightenment and understanding of the Four Noble Truths. The Four Noble Truths consisted of the following: there is suffering, the cause of suffering, suffering

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