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Story of siddhartha
Born a prince in Nepal in 563 B.C. Siddhartha father meet with a fortune teller and says Siddhartha will be a king or a religious leader. Of course his father wants him to be a king.
Living a life of luxury without experiencing pain or sadness. Siddhartha grew up with his father protecting him from every thing bad. As a young man Siddhartha married and had a son.
Legends hold that Siddhartha rode out of palace with out any guards. On Siddhartha ride he saw "the four passing". Siddhartha was shocked and horrified.
The once protected prince looked for the truth about suffering, and death. Siddhartha lived on food from random people. At night he slept in the shelter of a tree or cave.
Later the tree would come to be know as Buddha tree. Siddhartha meditated there for 49 days. Siddhartha was visited by Mara, the god of desire and death.
Siddhartha went deeper into meditation and saw his past lives. He got a better understanding of the cycle of birth,death,and rebirth.He entered a new life free of desire.He achieved enlightenment.
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