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world history pg 78-80

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Siddhartha Gautama
founded Buddhism
Four Noble Truths
1. all life is full of suffering, pain and sorrow
2. the cause of suffering is the desire for things that are really illusions, such as riches, power, and long life
3. The only cure for suffering is to overcome desire
4. The way to overcome desire is to follow the Eightfold path
nirvana
union with the universe and release from the cycle of rebirth
disciples
followers
Tripitaka
"Three Baskets of Wisdom"
sects
smaller groups
Tharavada
sect that devoted hard work; original teaching
Mahayana
sect that was easier for ordinary people to follow; described afterlife as filled with heavens and hells