Siddhartha Gautama's Buddhism

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The first teachings of the Buddha were not recorded until about 400 years after the Buddha died. With this in mind, it can be difficult to analyze the specifics of concepts that were solely Siddhartha Gautama’s. In turn, some of the secondary sources are based on educational assumptions of the time period and not on proved concrete fact. The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, gives a simplified version of the reason why Siddhartha Gautama created Buddhism, “Buddhist tradition tells how Siddhartha Gautama, born a prince and raised in luxury, renounced the world at the age of 29 to search for an ultimate solution to the problem of the suffering innate in the human condition. After six years of spiritual discipline he achieved the supreme enlightenment
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