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Lecture 15

Lecture 15 - Buddhsim

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Department
Religion
Course
RLG100Y1
Professor
Andre Maintenay
Semester
Winter

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RLG 100280 - LECTURE 15 BUDDHISM (part 1) th cultural context of Buddhism Vedic society in 6 -century BCE India importance of concept of impermanence (anitya) Siddartha Gautama born c. 563 BCE into ksatriya caste (also called Shakyamuni, sage of the Shakyas) life story: isolation in palace; 4 sights; Great Renunciation (becoming a shramana); extreme asceticism then realization of the Middle Way; Awakening (or Enlightenment) after the three watches under the Bodhi Tree title: the Buddha
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