The Buddha's path to Enlightenment

The Buddha's path to Enlightenment

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  • He shall become a King!
  • He will become a mighty king or a religious teacher.
  • Move! NOW!
  • Huh? I is he okay!?
  • Siddhartha Gautama was born about 500 b.c. and raised in a castle in Nepal. His father was told Siddhartha would become a mighty king or a religious teacher. Siddhartha's father tries to guide him to be the next king of the kingdom.
  • Siddhartha was raised wealthy and luxurious to encourage him to be a king. Siddhartha's father had told the gaurds to not let him see sufferage. Whenever Siddhartha was escorted around places, he was blocked off from seeing suffering and sadness of people.
  • No.
  • When Siddhartha was 29, he went out of of the castle without the gaurds. He came up on the elderly and suffering and was shocked. It was as if all his happiness was drained out of him.
  • The  once protected prince had set out to search for the truth. He had gone to the forest to find what his father had lied about all these years.  He had found ascetics for the path to self-denial.
  • As Siddhartha's strength returned meditated under the Bohdi tree for 49 days. The god Martha tempted him to stop with rich clothing and nice food, but he refused.
  • After meditating for 49 days, Siddhartha Gautama became the Buddha. After that, he had been ready to teach all the suffering and the sick. After he did that, he lived for many more years teaching other's of the way of the Buddha.
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