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For six days he sat, and then he had an awakening through
which he saw the deep truth of reality. He entered a state of perfect oneness
and bliss—nirvana. And he was tempted to remain in this state, for here there
was no suffering, no struggle, no sorrow, no strife.
But what good would it do for him to have found the solution
to merely his own life’s suffering? What would be the result of his
determination if he alone attained nirvana while all other beings suffered
Siddhartha roused himself and stood. It was the beginning of
a new day, and there was much work to be done.
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