He shall become a king who unites India or a great religious leader.
Please let my son become king God!
Siddhartha Gautama was born a prince of Nepal in 563 b.c. A fortune teller predicted that Siddartha would either be a great king that would unite India or a religiuos leader. The King wanted him to be a king.
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Siddartha was raised in wealth and luxury. His father protected him from all the bad things in the world such as sadness, sickness, pain, and death. When he got older he married and had a son.
When Siddartha was around 29 he rode out of the palce without any gaurds. During the ride, he saw a man leaning on a stick, he saw a old man shrunken with disease, and he saw a weeping family mourning for a lost loved one. Sidartha was horrified and wanted to help.
I can't break him!
He went into the wilderness to find the truth. He studied the Hindu reigion and the cyle of birth, death, and rebirth with the Hindu gurus. He also leaerned of salvation or escape from life. But this did not satisfy him so he left.
He then joined the ascetics and practiced self denial in hopes that he would be granted the knowllage of what is right. He did not like their way of life and realized that was not the path of truth.
After leaving the ascetics he meditated under a tree for 49 days. Legend says he was vistited by Mara, a demon, who tempted and attacked him but he resisted. Finally, he reached enlightenment and he then became the Budda.