Buddha was born with the name of Siddhartha Gautama, a Hindu prince, in 563 B.C. His father meets with a fortune teller that told Buddha that he could either be a religious leader or a mighty king. Buddhas father guided him to be king.
Buddha grew up with wealth and luxury. The young prince was protected from sadness and harm from the kingdom. Buddha got married, had a son, and had everything he ever wanted.
When Buddha was on his chariot alone he saw a man leaning on a stick, a man shrunken by disease, a man died, and a holy man. Buddha felt sad and wanted to be happy like the holy man. He snicked out that night and traded his wealth for a yellow robe.
The prince lived on food from strangers and slept under trees and caves to find the truth of life. He began studying with Gurus. He resulted that there was a circle of life and you get out of it through Salvation. He became an Ascetic and practiced self denial.
Buddha meditated for 49 days under the Bodhi tree. The god Mara told him to stop his search for the truth of life for wealth. Buddha said no and Mara attacked him with rain and rock. Buddha went deep into meditation and found himself enlightenment.
Buddha became freed from the circle of life. Instead of enjoying liberation, he came back to the earth to teach. For 45 years Buddha went across India teaching. When people asked him who he was he said that he was awake.