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31. Suffering caused by extreme practice

31. Siddhartha practiced various forms of asceticism for six years. He reduced his eating more and more until he ate nothing at all. He became extremely thin, but still he did not want to give up such practice. One day, while meditating alone he fainted, exhausted by the ascetic practices.
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