Siddhartha Gautama, otherwise known as the Buddha, or “the awakened one,” was born into royalty but chose to go out into the world to live a life of aestheticism as a monk. He sat under a Bodhi tree at Buddha Gaya in northern India for three days, and each night he had different realizations. These realizations resulted in his enlightenment on the third night, which allowed him to develop his philosophies. He taught all over India and eventually died after he ate a bad mushroom.
Belief in brief: Buddhism
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