Siddhartha, a fortuneteller told me that you can rule India or be a religous leader.
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Life of Buddha and His Birth p.218 Thousands of years ago, a man named Siddhartha Gautama was born in 563 B.C. in Nepal. Shortly after, his father met with a fortune teller who told him that Siddhartha would be a king or a religious leader. Of course, his father wanted him to be a king.
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Protected Prince p.219 Siddhartha grew up in a life of luxury without experincing pain or sadness. Siddhartha did not want to be around sick or poor people on the streets. Siddhartha married, he and his wife had a son.
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King of India, or Religous Leader?
Four Passing Sights p.219 He went out out on the streets without his guards. He saw all the sickness and sadness. He traded his rich clothes to a poor man.
Search For Truth Path to Self Denial pt.1 p.220 Now that Siddhartha lived as a religous seeker, he sought the advice about how to achieve salvation by talking to Hindu Gurus. Siddhartha was not satisfided and left to live with a group of ascetics. As an ascetic Siddhartha gave up almost everything and ate very little until he passed out. When he awoke, it was clear this was not the path to truth and because he rejected this lifestyle, the ascetics abandoned him.
Search For Truth Path to Self Denial pt.2 p.220 Siddhartha started to study with the gurus. He slept in a shelter in a tree or cave. He approached salvation.
Great Enlightenment pg. 221 Buddha is awakend and discovers how to end suffering and achieve enlightment. He gives up his own liberation to teach others about Buddhism all throughout India. He died at the age of 80 after training others to become teachers of Buddhism.