Mythic Holiday: Bodhi Day
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Bodhi Day celebrates the day the “Historic Buddha”, aka Siddhartha Gautama, Sakyamuni Buddha, achieved enlightenment. There are very many accounts of Bodhi Day, about as many as there are Buddhist sects. So I will distill it down to the essence. The historic Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, a coddled Prince, was shielded from the unpleasant side of the reality of the world; sickness, poverty, death. Until one day, he went out into the kingdom and saw these suffering people, ill, impoverished, grieving, or even dead...
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