Amazingly, I realized this month that I have been editor of the Buddhism site for almost a year and never posted an article on the Buddha's life story. It was high time! I decided to approach the story in 7 phases, and tried to cover a bit of what each phase represents for any Buddhist practitioner.
Buddha's Birth, Childhood, and Renunciation of Home
The Buddha's life story is an important part of Buddhist teachings, and illuminates many foundation tenets. In this first of two articles, learn about the Buddha's birth, childhood, and flight from home as a young man.
Buddha's Quest, Awakening, Teaching, and Death
This article continues and concludes the story of the Buddha's life, starting with his flight from home at age 29, and covering his subsequent spiritual quest, awakening, teaching, and death.
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Lisa Erickson, Buddhism Editor
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