The life of Buddha

The life of Buddha
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A short story of how Buddha went from a prince to a spiritual teacher.

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  • Please be a king..
  • Your son shall be a religious leader or king.
  • Please stay back!
  • The story of Buddha begins like a fairy tale as a prince born in Nepal in 563 B.C. Siddhartha's father meets with a fortune teller and says Siddhartha will be a king or religious leader. But of course Siddhartha's father wants him to be a king.
  • And there is your bowl.
  • Born living a life of luxury without experiencing pain or sadness. When Siddhartha grew up, his father protected him from everything unpleasant. The prince had never seen anyone poor, sad, or sick.
  • I just passed out and you think that is ok!
  • Siddhartha goes outside of village and sees a man leaning on a stick. He goes out again and sees a man shrunken by disease. The second to last time Siddhartha goes out he sees people crying around a person that has died. The last time he goes out he sees a holy man that was homeless but enlightened, and Siddhartha wanted to achieve that.
  • He goes in search for this enlightenment and only lives on the food that people gave him. His only possession was a bowl. This way to seek enlightenment that the gurus gave him was not reasonable to him.
  • He decided to stay with some extreme religious people that only had two possessions. The two possessions were a yellow robe and a bowl for food. One day he passes out from not enough food. When he wakes up he is unhappy with the people so he leaves.
  • Siddhartha meditated for 49 days under a bodhi tree trying to achieve enlightenment. He was later greeted by Mara a goddess, who was trying to bribe him to stop meditating for great fortune but he refused to. He later saw his past lives and achieved enlightenment.
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