Here is baby Siddhartha Gautama. He was born around 563 B.C.E in the northern part of India near the Himalaya Mountains. Here are his parents, Queen Maya and King Suddhodana. (These were the closet parents to buddhism I could find)
He had grown up in a very comfortable life and had known no such things as suffering. He had believed during this time that the world was a perfect and peaceful place because his father had hid these horrors from him.
"That man is sick Siddhartha."
"What is the matter with that poor man?"
Siddhartha would often wonder what could be happening with other people outside of his reach.
What is life like outside of my palace's walls? And is this world really perfect?
He had married very young at the age of 16 to a beautiful noblewoman. The wedding was very lengthy lasting for seven days and nights. They had a son 12 years later.
Yes! I do!
"Do you take Siddhartha as your husband?"
As Siddhartha had gotten older, he had gained more freedom from the palace and had begun his journeys. On his third journey Siddhartha had noticed a man crying in pain on the ground and he had asked what is wrong with that man. This was the third form of suffering Siddhartha had noted.
Siddhartha had starved himself to try and reach enlightenment, but he could not take the hunger or the wait anymore. So, Siddhartha meditated under a Fig tree for 49 days until he had reached enlightenment and had become the "Awakened One". This is the life of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha.