Buddhas path to Enlightenment

Buddhas path to Enlightenment

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  • Oh no! He must be a King!
  • Your son will either be a King or a spiritual leader
  • Poor people!
  • Siddhartha Guatama was born in Nepal (563 BC), his father was king. A fortune teller said he would become a king or religious leader. The king tried to guide his child to be king. 
  • *meditates*
  • hmmm... This isn't working.
  • As Siddhartha grew up he was protected by his guards that his dad sent. When Siddhartha went out his father sent guards to get people that were poor, sick, or old. Out of the streets so he wouldn't see them.
  • *meditates for 49 days*
  • One day Siddhartha went alone with only his chariot driver ( No guard). He saw an old man, a man with disease, and a dead man and a family crying. Siddhartha was shocked and not happy.
  • One day Siddhartha decided to go search for his true meaning in the forest. He wanted to feel how the other suffering people felt, so he went thru all of ways he could but none. He ate less and less each day.
  • One day Siddhartha sat under a fig tree to meditate. Siddhartha meditated for 49 days people say he was visited by Mara, who tried to make him give up. One Siddhartha understood everything, and had reached enlightment, and was named Buddha.
  • After 49 days Siddhartha had reached enlightment  and he had been named Buddha and now teaches ascetics in Deer Park.
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