Buddha was born a prince and his father was a king. A fortune teller told the king that his son would become a king, like him, or a relgious leader. Obviously, his father wanted him to become a king, so he performed may actions to protect his son.
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The actions that his father used to hopefully have his son become a king is when he used guards to scout the streets ahead of anywhere he went in order to keep him from sorrow and sadness. This would also give his son the advantage of becoming a king because he would see what his father does, and would be happy doing the same as him.
One night, Buddha left on his chariot without any guards and saw many sad sights. The first was a poor, old man with a cane. The second was a hunched over person walking along the street, and the third was a dead person with his or her family surrounding him.
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Buddha than left his family into the woods to seek the truth. He tried to use the guru's ways and the ascetic's, which were self dinial and pain, but ended up realizing that those were not the ways. So Buddha left and sat next to a tree.
Once Buddha sat down, he then meditated for forty-nine days. After doing this, he became enlightened and realized what life was about. However he stayed in India to teach Buddhism to the rest of the people.
For forty-five years Buddha traveled across India preaching a message of truth and hope. He was asked many questions, but during the last question, when asked what he was, he answered with, "I am awake." Buddhas purpose was to awaken the rest of the world and their understanding of the rebirth cycle. He overtime attracted many followers who he taught and trained. He died at age eighty with his last words explaining that you can change anything with determination.