Terms and Questions:

Life of the Buddha



1.    Siddhartha

2.    A Buddha

3.    Bodhisattva


1.    Describe the two major ways in which Siddhartha broke with Hindu tradition before he became the Buddha

2.    How did Siddhatha establish a “middle way”?

3.    Describe the four watches  that preceded the Buddha’s enlightenement

4.    Identify and explain the significance of the excerpts from the Buddhacarita linked to the Study Aids page

5.    Describe the three sitings and their significance