The journey Siddhartha Guatama or Buddha took to find the Path to Enlightenment.
My son shall be no religious leader he must be king!!!
In Siddhartha's future he will be king of a religious leader.
My son cannot see you you must leave!!!
When Siddhartha Gautama he was the prince of Napal. One day, he had a fortuneteller come to the the castle to predict the baby's future. The fortuneteller said Siddhartha would either become a king who would unite people or a religious leader.
Siddhartha's dad , the king, wanted him to be king so he protected him. By doing this Siddhartha never saw sick, sad, or poor people. This would prevent him from wanting to help them with religious ideas.
One day when Siddhartha was 29 he rode out of the palace alone and saw the four passing sights he had never seen before . He saw an injured old man and a diseased man
As he continued to travel he came upon a dying man with his crying family , and a homeless, holy man. This was the first time Siddhartha saw any of these sights in his entire life.
Soon the prince left his wife and son, cut his hair, and traded his rich outfit of gold for a simple yellow, religious robe, then started his search for the path of truth. He came across a. group of ascetics who lived a self denying life and Siddhartha was with them for 5 years then left.
After Siddhartha had realized this was not the path of truth, he went on with his search by meditating for 49 days . He was visited by gods and was reborn with enlightenment, a state of perfect wisdom or the truth.