Religion: Buddhist Institute

One night, 25 centuries ago, Prince Gautama left Yasodhara, the beautiful young wife who had just borne .him a son, and went into the wilderness to meditate. Only Channa, the charioteer, accompanied him. In time, Gautama sent Channa back to the palace to take all the princely jewels and rings to Yasodhara in remembrance of her husband. Thus, alone, ventured forth the first Buddha.

In India the intellectual classes were egoists and Buddha could not altogether enlighten them. Still he did not wish entirely to withhold his teachings. So he taught them the Hinayana...

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