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I watched a wonderful documentary “The Buddha” narrated by Richard Gere about the life of the Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, who abandoned his luxurious life as a prince to seek out the answer to the esoteric question on human suffering.
In his mission to find the answer by seeking Enlightenment or Buddhahood, Siddhartha endured for 6 years extreme physical deprivation of food, home, and all worldly pleasures to the point of near death. With years of steadfast and deep meditation, he finally reached Enlightenment under the Bodhi tree, when all suffering melted away replaced by ecstatic joy, as he came to the highest realization that the Universe was already perfect in all its glory and that he simply needed to look inside his heart to realize this: such a simple answer and yet so profound.
As Einstein said, “when the solution is simple, God is answering.” When the simplicity of the Universal truth and perfection was realized by him, the Buddha reached Enlightenment. He teaches us that we all have the Buddha in each of us if we just look inside ourselves through meditation and contemplation.
You can watch it here on Amazon The Buddha: The Story of Siddhartha