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.
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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