Your son shall be either a great king or a spirital leader.
My son shall be king!!
Leave. The King is coming through.
Four Passing Sights
Buddha was born as a prince named Siddhartha Gautama in a kingdom ruled by his father. A fortune teller predicted that Siddhartha would become either s king who would unite India or a spirital leader. The ing tried to giude his son to become a king.
Search For Truth Path to Self Denial
In order to guide his son to be the future king, the king raised him in wealth and luxury. Siddartha's father would not show him anything unpleasent, like death, sadness, or sickness. Siddhartha was protected by his royal guards who moved anything or anyone unpleasant from the view of the king.
The Great Enlightenment
Siddhartha once snook out of the palace and saw ill people, homeless people, death, and sad people. That day he changed and wanted to make it better so he snook out of the palace to find answers in the woods.
Awakening the World
Siddhartha left his home to go to the forest where he found gurus in which he lived for a long time with. He studied with them and learned the cycle of birth, life, death, and rebirth. Then, he left the gurus to go live with the ascetics who taught him to live in self-denial. After five years of self-denial, he left the ascetics and started to eat again.
...and that is what the cycle of birth, life, death, and rebirth is all about.
During his recovery, he sat under a fig tree or a Bodhi tree and meditated for forty-nine days. He then found his inner peace and has a Great Enlightenment. He then understood everything and went back to town to teach everyone what he had learned.
Once Buddha had freed himself from the cycle of rebirth and suffering, he went to town to teach his village what he learned in his meditation. For the next forty-five years, the Buddha traveled across India to teach the people and free them from life and suffering. The Buddha's purpose was to awaken the world to the true nature of life. He trained some of his followers to be teachers like him.