CrashCourse: The Founding of Buddhism
05:18 - 08:12
2m 54s
four noble truths
siddhartha guatama
world religions
world history

John Green explains the history of Buddhism and how Siddhartha Guatama, or Buddha, set the foundation for the religion. He briefly discusses Siddhartha's life as a prince and how he became Buddha. John then describes the Four Noble Truths, the essence of Buddha's teachings, and gives a glimpse into the life of monks following the religion. He touches upon how the religion spread and was particularly attractive to low-caste Hindus.



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