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What do Buddhists believe?


Siddhattha Gautama was a prince who lived a life of luxury. When he was 29, Siddhattha went outside his palace and saw people suffering for the first time.


He decided to leave his palace and live among holy men in search of truth. His search took him six years, but he became enlightened while meditating under a fig tree.


Following this, Siddhattha became known as the Buddha, which means the 'awakened' or 'enlightened' one. From then on, he dedicated his life to spreading his teachings.


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Task 1 

Record  details about the life of Siddhartha Gautama, focusing on the important aspects of his life



  • Siddhartha leaves the palace
  • Siddhartha becomes the Buddha

What did Siddhartha do to change his life and why?