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Buddha sculpture

Description: Buddha was once a living man named Siddhartha Gautama, a wealthy and privileged man. When he was 29 years old, Siddhartha asked his driver to take him to a local village so he could see how the common people lived. Shocked by the poverty and suffering of these people, Siddhartha gave up all his possessions and spent the next six years searching for the freedom of suffering. When great wisdom finally came to him, Siddhartha found a state called nirvana. The state of nirvana is one of enlightenment; a sort of awakening. Siddhartha took the name Buddha, which means, "Awakened One."
Collection: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Copyright: This file is licensed under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
Subjects: Buddha
India--Civilization--To 1200

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