Describe the early life of Siddhartha Gautama. What changed? He didn’t enjoy the royal life so he went out and walked and tried to get an understanding of his life. When he encountered 4 men he realized that suffering was the end of all existence. He resigned as king and became a monk. He soon became the Buddha and for the rest of his life he traveled about India teaching others.What is Karma, and how does it impact reincarnation? It interprets the good or bad things that people do during their lifetime and it impacts reincarnation by determining what people suffer for after they die. What is the ultimate goal of Buddhism? The connection between truths and to embrace the life of a Buddha. How do most Buddhists view other religions? They think that everyone should believe what they do. How does Buddhism approach science? By the way they think of rebirth and the way we all die. What are the 4 Noble Truths, and what is the purpose of the 8-Fold Path? The 4 noble truths are the truth of suffering, truth of the cause of suffering, truth of end of suffering and the truth of the path that leads to the end of suffering. The purpose of the 8-Fold Path is good moral conduct, meditation and mental development, and wisdom or insight. Do Buddhists worship God, idols, or the Buddha? Explain! Buddhists believe in the same god we do just in a different way. They believe that Jesus was not the Son of God, he was just another prophet. In Buddhism, why is it important to find the middle path? (In other words, what extremes should be avoided?) It is important to find the middle path because that is when you finally reach the end of becoming a Buddha.