Siddhartha had walked down to the flowing river to wash off and accepted food from a young girl who offered him some. On seeing this, the other ascetics decided to stop following Siddhartha has they felt betrayed and believed he had lost faith on the true path of finding enlightenment. But Siddhartha had actually found the true way to enlightenment which was the middle way. Not having too much or having too little, but having just enough.
Upon finding the middle way, Siddhartha had restored his body to good health and continued on his search for enlightenment. But Mara, the lord of darkness was not happy with this. He had sent a war army and his five daughters, the spirit of greed, pride, fear, ignorance and desire to tempt him.
Siddhartha pulled through all his temptations has his drive for reaching enlightenment was greater than the temptations he received from Mara. He carried out his meditation under the Bodhi tree and finally reached enlightenment at the age of 35. He had insights into the four noble truth and reached liberation from samsara, the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth. He continued teaching the middle path to other individuals. This path is known today as Buddhism.