In your son's future, he could be future king, or a religious leader.
I must guide my son to be future king!
Please help us, we am hungry and poor.
GET AWAY! Clear out! The Prince shall not see you!
Siddhartha Gautaman was born a prince around 563 BC. His father was king of a kingdom that is now Nepal. A fortuneteller said Siddhartha could either be a king of a religious leader. The King tried to guide his son to become future king.
This isn't the path of truth.
Siddhatha Gautaman was raised in wealth and luxury. As Siddharth grew up, his father protected him from everything unpleasant such as sick, sad, and poor people.
I have reached enlightment.
One day Siddartha snuck out of the palace without any guards. During the ride he came upon "the Four Passing Sights" On the first ride, he saw an old man leaning on a stick, on the second ride he saw a man shrunken by disease, on the third ride, he saw a man who had died and the man's family stood nearby crying, and finally, on the fourth ride he saw a Holy man. Siddartha was shocked and horrified, he had never seen such suffering, and sadness before.
Are you a God?
Are you an Angel?
I am not a God, Angel, or Saint... I am awake
Are you a Saint?
The prince searched for the truth about life, suffering, and death. Siddartha lived on the food that strangers placed in his begging bowl, at night he slept on a tree or in a cave; the gurus taught him the endless cycle of birth, death, and rebirth. His next step was to join a band of religious ascetics, for him, it meant denying himself all physical comforts. After 5 years his body was very weak and he fainted, when awake, it was clear to him that this wasn't the path of truth and rejected it.
One day when his strength returned, he sat under a fig tree to meditate which became known as the Bodhi tree of the Tree of knowledge. He meditated for 49 days, after Marra attacked Siddartha with rains and showers of rocks, he went deeper into meditation and understood the cycle of birth, death and rebirth then became aware that he entered a new life free of desire and suffering. He had achieved enlightenment and becomes Buddha ( The enlightenment one.)
Forty- nine days later
The Buddha had freed himself from the cycle of rebirth and suffering, but instead enjoying his own liberation, he chose to go back into the world to teach others what he had learned. The Buddha traveled across India, teaching a message of truth and hope as he traveled and taught. A lot of people questioned what he was and he answered "No." He replied "I am awake." The Buddha's purpose was to awaken the world to the true nature of life and with his teachings, people finally escaped the endless cycle of rebirth and suffering.