Thousands of years ago a man name Siddhartha born a prince in Nepal in 563 B.C. The farther of Siddhartha met with a fortune teller and the fortune teller said Siddhartha would be a king or a religious leader. But of course Siddhartha father wanted him to be a king.
Siddhartha was born living in a life of luxury without experiencing pain or sadness. Every time he would leave the kingdom the guards would prevent him from seeing poor, sick, and sad people. He also had about everything a person could want. After a while Siddhartha got married.
One day Siddhartha rode out of the palace alone and saw many things that the guards did not want him to see. The first thing he saw was sick and sad people. He was shocked and horrified and had never seen such suffering and sadness.
The night he came back he ran into the forest. Then cut off his hair and sell his rich clothes to simple yellow robe of a religious seeker. The once royal prince then searched for the truth about life.
Siddhartha lived on food from strangers that put it in his begging bowl. He would sleep under a tree or in a cave. Then he began to study Hindu gurus. The gurus taught him the life was and endless cycle of rebirth and death. They also taught him the path of salvation.
As strength returned to Siddhartha he returned to his search and meditated for 49 days under the Bohdi tree. He was visited by Mara the god of desire and death, also he attempted to give up his search for more disarble things. After that he dug deeper to escape the cycle of life. After he escaped the cycle of life he reached enlightenment and became Buddha.