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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


union with the universe and release from the cycle of rebirth




"Three Baskets of Wisdom"


smaller groups


sect that devoted hard work; original teaching


sect that was easier for ordinary people to follow; described afterlife as filled with heavens and hells

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