Siddhartha’s followers named the tree the Tree of Wisdom
Found enlightenment under the tree
Siddhartha was then called the Buddha or the Enlightened One
Teachings – Four Noble Truths
1 st - Suffering and unhappiness are part of human life. No one can escape sorrow
2 nd - Suffering comes from our desires for pleasure and material goods. People cause there own misery because they want things they cannot have.
3 rd – People can overcome desire and ignorance and reach nirvana. Reaching nirvana frees the soul from suffering and from the need of further reincarnation.
4 th – People can overcome ignorance and desire by following an eightfold path that leads to wisdom enlightenment and salvation.
Eightfold Path 1. Right View Wisdom 2. Right Intention 3. Right Speech Ethical Conduct 4. Right Action 5. Right Livelihood 6. Right Effort Mental Development 7. Right Mindfulness 8. Right Concentration
Believe in nature of existence as suffering and in the Four Noble Truths