re homework of how the buddah became the buddah and created hinduism
The Buddha was born to a royal family and was protected from the realities of life. He was married and had a child before he learnt about age, sickness and death.
One day the Buddha was out with his family. He saw three sights. A sick man, an ill man and a corpse. He had never been exposed to this before and was shocked. Then he saw a monk and thought this was the answer to this problem.
The Buddha studied with religious men for a while but for him this was not the way to enlightment or changing this problem. so he left to pursue something else.
For several years the Buddha led a life of poverty and extreme self denial. He even meditated. This did not work either so he gave this up.
The Buddha let his life of extreme self denial and poverty. However, he did not go back too his pampered life of luxury. He pursued another way- the middle way. not poverty but not luxury either.
One day sitting under the tree of Enlightment he became enlightened. this is why it is called the tree of Enlightment. The god Buccha asked Buddha to share his learning and now buddishm is centered around to wheel of teaching.