There was a prince Siddhartha and his father was a ruler. A fortune teller told the prince you can be a king or a religious leader .Siddhartha father wanted him to be a king like him.
Home sweet home.
when the prince would come out of the palace guards would protect him so he does not see people sad,with sickness, and death. Siddhartha father does not want him to see these things because he might become a religious leader instead of the king.
I will sit under this tree until I find the truth
One night Siddhartha road out without any guards and saw all of these things , and asked his drive and his driver explained that every one dies and gets sick in life.
Siddhartha searched for the truth of life and death. He only eat what strangers put in front of him. His only shelter was a tree or cave
Sid would sit under the tree and meditate until he found the truth.
Siddartha piked the path of self-denial in this path he lost so much weight that you can see his bones. He was only eating a grain of rice and a jujube fruit. Then he decided that this was not the path for him.