Siddhartha was born as a prince and his father ruled the kingdom in Nepal. A fortuneteller predicted that Sid would become a mighty king or a religious leader. Sids father tried to guide Sid to become king.
the cycle of life is...
Sid raised in wealth and luxury. His father protected him from everything unplesent. He never saw anyone who was sad, poor, or sick.
Siddhartha rode out of the palace without any guards. He saw and old man leaning on a stick, a man shrunken by a disease, and saw a man who had died with the family all crying and lastly a wondering holy man.
Meditate and pray for life!
Sid searched for the truth about life, suffernig and death. He live on starnger food that they put in his begging bowl. He started with hindu guru. They told him about the cycle of life. This did not satisfy Sid.
He sat under a tree to meditate. He meditated for forty nine days. Legends say he was visited by Mara, the god of devise and death. Finally, he understood the cycle of birth, death and rebirth. He entered a new life free of desire and suffering. He became known as the Buddha.
Buddha taught the world how to meditate and be one with the world. He went around creating poems for monks and nuns.