The Buddha's Path to Enlightenment

The Buddha's Path to Enlightenment
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How The Hindu Prince became the Buddha

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  • Your Son will either become a Prince, and follow your foot step, or he will become a religious spiritual teacher.
  • We Will protect You!
  • Nothing to worry about here young lad!
  • Sidd - 29 Years old
  • They don't have the luxury I have...
  • Born as a prince, and was named Siddhartha Gautama around 563 BC. His father, and now him ruled a kingdom what is now present day Nepal. A fortune teller told his father he would either become a king or a religious spiritual teacher.
  • Sidd. was raised in wealth, and luxury. His father protected him from anyone who was seek sad or poor. His father made sure there were no beggars on the street so the prince would not feel bad for them.
  • Your ways of teaching are to intense. I AM LEAVING!
  • NOOOOOO!
  • When Sidd was 29 years old he saw four passing signs. He saw many suffering people, and realized how many people were suffering, and he lived in luxury, and wealth. Now, all the joy had died within him.
  • Sidd meditating under the fig tree, or The Tree of Knowledge.
  • Sidd rode out of the palace again,  and saw a homeless man who had nothing but still seemed fine. Even though Sidd had everything he had always wanted, he decided to search for the same calmness the homeless man had.
  • On his journey he came across A group of gurus, and practiced self denial. Sidd decided to leave because he wasn't getting healthy or learning the truth so he left the group to search for the truth.
  • Sidd sat under a fig tree to meditate. One day the tree would become known as the Tree of Knowledge. He said he wouldn't leave the spot until he figures out the truth. He meditated there for 49 days, and finally understood the truth. Sidd entered a new life, and went to become one with Brahman but decided to come back to the world, and teach everybody what he learned on his journey.
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