I believe he could become king, and unite all of India! Or, just a religious leader.
Then he shall become KING!
Daddy, what's going on?
Nothing you must worry about my son.
Sir, move. NOW!
But I'm in PAIN! Help PLEASE!
Sir, what's going on?
Can you help my father?
Siddhartha Gautama was born a prince. One day fortune teller predicted his future could go one of two ways; He could become King and unite all of India, or become a religious leader. His father attempted to guide toward becoming king.
Sid, please come home. And eat, you could die!
Siddhartha was raised in wealth and luxury, but his father kept him from seeing anyone poor, sad or sick by having him always travel outside the palace with guards so he wouldn't want to help them with religious ideas.
You idiot man! I could give you fame, wealth, anything and you say no!
One night, Siddhartha went out of the palace without any guards and he discovered the horrible truth of reality.
Have you three heard of the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path?
No, what are they?
To satisfy himself, Siddhartha studied with Hindu Guru's and left his family, but the goal of reaching the end of the cycle death and rebirth did not satisfy Sid, so instead he studied with a group of Ascetics denying himself all physical comforts but that did not seem realistic to Sid either.
Siddhartha was determined to find the truth, to do so he meditated under a fig tree for 49 days! Legend has it he was visited by Mara, god of desire and death and he tempted Sid with wealth and other desirable things, but he refused. He finally understood the cycle of death and rebirth and saw his 547 past lives; He had achieved enlightenment!
For the next 45 years, Siddhartha dedicated his life to sharing his message of truth and hope with people all across India with his wife, son, aunt, father and the rest of his followers. He spoke of the Four Noble Truth's and the Eightfold Path and gained a large following of Monks and Nuns. This is where he was named The Buddha, meaning: The enlightened one.