in 563 B.C.E prince Siddhartha was born. He was born in the northen part of india, near the Himalayas. he was given birth in a peaceful garden
before the prince was born the queen had a dream, in thedream she was carried highover the Himalayas to a silver mountain and set on a silver couch. Then, a white elephant with six tusks walked around her and then struck her right side.
on Siddhartha'sfirst trip, him an his chariot driver saw a thin man who walked with the aid of a stick. "Why does that man look so terrible?" prince Siddhartha asked. the driver replied that the man was old.
on Siddhartha's second trip he saw a very sick man and asked "What is the matter with that poor man?” the driver responded that the man was sick
On the prince's third trip, the prince saw a group of people walking slowly down the road. The group carried a figure wrapped in white cloth. “Death came for that man,” Siddhartha's driver said quietly. “One day, it will come for you, too.”
the prince gave up his royal life and became part of the life of suffering. he started to meditate and hope for all the suffering to end. every day he would wonder what would life be like without suffering.