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Buddhism

Experience this present moment with full attention. – The Buddha

The Buddha is one of the world’s great religious teachers. An early aspirant on the spiritual path, he found that many of the accepted ways of achieving enlightenment had lost their effectiveness, and pioneered the "middle way," pursuing consciousness without the extremes of self-indulgence or self-mortification. As with many of the great world spiritual teachers, his biography has been transposed into myth as an esoteric parallel to the internal struggles of all aspirants to awaken. The story goes that in his early maturity the Buddha was a prince secluded from life by his anxious parents, until one day he saw in succession examples of Poverty, Sickness, Old Age, and Death. Driven to philosophical exploration, the prince left his comfortable life to seek out the answer to the question, "Why do we die?"