563 BCE – 483 BCE
Throughout his life, Siddhartha was shielded from the horrors of the world. Yet one day, he confronted an old man, a sick man, and a corpse. He then saw a religious man whose countenance was full of bliss and serenity. Siddhartha was aghast at the suffering he witnessed. The realization that he, too, would be subject to old age, disease, and death drove Siddhartha to a personal crisis, states the Ancient History Encyclopedia.
Recalling the religious man, Siddhartha left his home to find a means to end all suffering. Over the next six years, he practiced extreme asceticism with several teachers, but was not satisfied. He sat down beneath a Bodhi tree and began to contemplate how neither extreme pleasure nor extreme pain relieved human suffering.....
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