One of the sights I saw was a man leaning on a stick
The second one was a man shrunken by disease
The third sight was a man who died
Siddhartha was born a prince in Nepal in 563 BC. His father saw a fortune teller and predicts he will be a king or religious leader. Siddhartha's father wanted Siddhartha to follow his footsteps and become a king.
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Siddhartha was raise in wealth and luxury. He was protected from everything unpleasent by his father. Siddhartha got married, which the entire court celebrated, and had a son.
The first sight of the four passing sights was an old man leaning on a stick. The second sight was a man shrunking by disease, The third sight was a man who died. Lastly, the fourth sight was a wandering holy man who inspired Siddhartha to be just like him.
what are you?
"I am awake"
Siddhartha started a search for truth about life, suffering, and death. He studied witb Hindu gurus. The gurus did not satisfy Siddhartha with their approach to salvation.
Siddhartha renewed his search. He meditated for 49 days. Siddhartha achived enlightment, which is a state of perfect wisdom.
Siddhartha traveled across India, preaching a message of truth and hope. He got asked very often on what he was. Siddhartha died around 80. He had dying words to his followers.