Buddha's Life Story - Comic Strip (C.S.)

Buddha's Life Story - Comic Strip (C.S.)

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  • Queen Maya's Dream and Astrologer 
  • Buhdda's Birth and Early Life 
  • The 4 Encounters
  • The story begins with Queen Maya dreaming of a white elephant and a royal astrologer interpreting the dream as she will have a son that can either become a great king or astrologer. King Suddhodana had a plan to shelter his son from any pain or sadness so that his son wouldn't want to become a spiritual teacher but a king.
  • Buddha Becomes An Ascetic
  • Buddha was born during a trip when his mother held onto a branch and the baby was born from her side. Because of his father's plans, he grew up in a very luxurious way. He lived in the palace and was not allowed to leave it, and he never encountered any pain or suffering. 
  • The Middle Path
  • One day Buddha secretly escaped the palace and encountered 3 forms of suffering: age, sickness, and death. He also encountered an ascetic who is a Hindu that dedicates his whole entire life meditating in the forest and achieving moksha. 
  • Buddha's Enlightment
  • When Buddha encounters the outside world, he decides to became a Hindu ascetic. He gave up his whole life to meditating in the forest and went from luxury to hunger and lonliness.  
  • After being in the forest for a while, a women came up to him and offered a bowl of rice. Then Buddha realized to end suffering that there is no need for extremes, but a balance which is "The Middle Path". 
  • After his solution, he decides to meditate under a tree (Bodhi Tree) and ignore all anger and temptations. Originally known as Prince Siddhartha, he becomes referred as "Buddha" which means the enlightened one. Buddha has know officially become enlightened. 
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