The Story of the Buddha’s Life

The Buddha Shakyamuni (article) | Khan Academy

Shakyamuni | Soka Gakkai International (SGI)

Life of Shakyamuni Buddha — Study Buddhism

Lumbini – where Buddha was born
Bodh Gaya – where Buddha attained enlightenment
Sarnath – where he gave his first teaching of the Dharma
Kushinagara – where he passed away.

A painting showing the Bodhi tree under which Siddhartha Gautama, the spiritual teacher later known as Buddha, is said to have attained enlightenment

A painting showing Siddhartha Gautama sitting under the Bodhi tree where he attained enlightenment and became the Buddha (the awaken one).

Shakyamuni under Bodhi tree

Shakyamuni under the Bodhi tree

Greco-buddhist representation of Buddha Shakyamuni from the ancient region of Gandhara, eastern Afghanistan. Greek artists were most probably the authors of these early representations of the Buddha.

Before he died, he said: “Behold, O monks, this is my advice to you. All component things in the world are changeable. They are not lasting. Work hard to gain your own salvation.”


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