The Buddhas Path to Enlightment

The Buddhas Path to Enlightment

More Options: Make a Folding Card

Storyboard Description

This storyboard does not have a description.

Storyboard Text

  • Your son will either become a religious leader or a mighty king.
  • I wish for my son to become king.
  • Get out of the way, the king is coming.
  • "Cough Cough"
  • He's extremely sick
  • Is he going to be okay
  • He's gone
  • Sid was born a prince around 563 B.C., due to the fact that his father ruled a kingdom in modern day Nepal. At a young age, Sid was given a fortune by a fortune by a fortune teller. The fortune teller  predicted he would either be a mighty king or a religious leader.
  • We believe in a cycle of death and rebirth.
  • You must deny yourself everything in order to focus on meditation.
  • When Sid was growing up, he was sheltered from anything unpleasant. Whenever he went out in his chariot , his guards made sure there were no sick people or beggars on the street. He had everything a person wants, a spouse, a child, and happiness.
  • The four passing sights are what Sid saw one day when he went out in his chariot, and they taught him the truth about life. The reason he saw these sights was because he went out with no guards, only his chariot driver. The four things he saw were an old man, a man shrunken by disease, a dead man, and a holy man.
  • After Sid left his palace, he searched for the truth about life. He did this in two different ways in the beginning of his journey. First, he went to study with Hindu gurus, and their ways didn't please him. Second, he joined a band of religious ascetics, which he was kicked from after rejecting the ways of self-denial.
  • The Great Enlightenment was how Sid transformed into the Buddha. He did this by meditating under a fig tree (later known as the Bodhi Tree) for 49 days. While he was there, he became aware of the cycle of life, which he had escaped. This meant Buddha was in a state of perfect wisdom when he did this.
  • Lastly, Buddha began teaching the world what he had learned, and this shaped into the religion Buddhism. He taught people about the cycle of life and what he had learned during the 49 days of meditation. This attracted attention and many followers who kept the religion going when Buddha died at about age 80.
Explore Our Articles and Examples

Try Our Other Websites!

Photos for Class   •   Quick Rubric   •   abcBABYart   •   Storyboard That's TpT Store