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E6: Waking Up - The Buddha and His Teachings

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The life of Siddhartha Gautama - the Buddha himself - is a fascinating journey from a wealthy and sheltered upbringing to an understanding of Samsara, the cycle of rebirth and perpetual discontent. After meditating beneath the bodhi tree, he woke up with Buddhism's key to liberation: the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path.