Buddha's Path To Enlightment

Buddha's Path To Enlightment

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  • Your son will either be a religious leader or a king.
  • My son will be KING!!!
  • You who are sick,old, or ugly have to leave.
  • Oh my gosh, I need to help these people.
  • It's a way of realizing how much we have. 
  • Siddhartha Gautama was born as a prince in Nepal. When he was born, his dad had a fortune teller tell Siddhartha's fortune. The fortune teller said that Siddhartha would either be a King, or religious leader. Naturally, being a King, Siddarhatha's father guided him towards being a King. 
  • We practice self denial and don't have privillages. 
  • We are the ascetics. 
  • The prince was thought of holy by his family and didn't get hurt or sick. When the prince would ride out on his chariot, his guards would go before to make sure no sick, old, or hurt people were out on the  street. Eventually, he got married and had a son. 
  • When Siddarhatha was 29, he rode out on a chariot all by himself. When he was out, he saw everything his whole family made sure he didn't, the Four Passing Sights. He thought about what he said and decided to discover further. He chose to become a religious seeker. 
  • Siddhartha decides to join a group of people called ascetics who practiced self denial. After practicing for five years, he decided this was not his passion and decided to search for something else. 
  • Siddhartha sat under a tree one day and started to meditate until he found his full peace. He meditated for 49 days in a row. Mara the god tried to persuade Siddhartha that leave but Siddhartha didn't back down even when it was hard and he became Buddha. 
  • Buddha went around teaching his methods to people and brought his followers with him. He build monestaries for monks and nuns and lived a happy life. 
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