The Buddha was born the son of powerful and rich parents the warrior King Suddhodana and his first and most important wife Queen Maya. This husband and wife were rulers of the Sakyan kingdom near the Himalayas.
Siddhartha Leaves His Family to Become an Ascetic
King Suddhodana wanted Prince Siddhartha to become a great and powerful ruler. He feared that his son would fulfill the brahmin's predictions and become a spiritual seeker or ascetic if he saw the world's suffering.
Twelve years of happy marriage passed and Yasodhara became pregnant with their first child Rabula. After Prince Siddhartha became a father at the age of 29.
Siddhartha realized that he must leave the palace and his worldly things in order to find peace.The words of the