Life of Buddha

Life of Buddha

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  • Siddhartha Gautama, also know as Buddha, was born in a beautiful forest near his home. His parents were overwhelmed with joy when they first saw him.  His whole family threw a celebration party for him for how happy they were.
  • Siddhartha lived a rich and furbished life. His parents kept him in the castle when he was young to stay away from the sick & the dying. One he grew up his parents still threw him wonderful parties for his birthday & other special occasions. One special occasions, when he was really older, was having many different women in a room for him to choose from to marry. 
  •  Then he choose a woman he got married to at the age of 16 & her name was Yasodharā. After the ceremony and the reception, Siddhartha went on a chariot ride through the kingdom. When he went on this ride he saw an elderly man, an ill man, a funeral, & a man that was in peace with all of this that was happening. 
  • Then he realized he wanted to know more about the hard way of life. He told his family what he wanted to do & then left them for a few years with just a kiss on the head, a hug, & a quick goodbye to everyone. then he started his quest of the hard life he saw on his chariot journey.
  • He first gave up his royal clothing ,& wore what he saw the man in peace with everything wear. One day he gave up food, but he almost starved him self to death. Siddhartha then realized what this type of way of life is. Then he went to the tree of wisdom one day. The tree then changed his name to Buddha, which means "awakened one".
  • The tree also told him to tell everyone else how to make peace with everything, such as death, & illness. He also went back to see his family & he also told them what to do & they joined with this culture. Buddha lived a long time being a Buddhist. Then he died, though, on 483 B.C. People are still Buddhist though & they are honoring him for what he has done.
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