The Buddha's Path to Enlightenment

The Buddha's Path to Enlightenment

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  • My son must be king!!
  • My king your son will either be a king or a religious leader
  • Get out of here!!!!
  • Can I please have some ...
  • *cough cough*
  • Siddhartha Gautonia was born a prince in Nepal 563 BC, his father was the king. one day a fortune teller came and said that Siddhartha would either be a king or a religious leader. The king tried to guide his son to become the next king.
  • Ow my stamach
  • Siddhartha lived a life of luxury. His father protected him from the four passing sights. When he rode out of the palace his guards moved people of the passing sights so Siddhartha couldn't see them.
  • One day he left the palace without any guards. He then saw all four of the passing sights. A sick man, a dead man, a crying girl, and a homeless but content man. He became sad and admired how he was content. He then decided that he would become a religious leader.
  • It takes a long time to reach enlightment. first you have to … 
  • Once Siddhartha learned about this sadness he looked for the truth. He studied with Hindu gurus then realized this was not the life for him. He then joined a group a of religious ascetic, he lived on one grain of rice and one jujube fruit a day. After five years of this life stile he realized this was not the life for him.
  • One day he sat under a fig tree and meditated. During that meditation Mara the god of desire and death offered wealth when he said no the god attacked him with showers of rocks. He then went deeper in meditation and when he awoke he under stood the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth.
  • He was then freed from the cycle of rebirth but he decided he wanted to teach others how to reach enlightment too.
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