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Siddhartha Guatama is the one we have come to know as the supreme buddha, “enlightened” or “awakened” one. Siddhartha is born and lived somewhere between the 6th and 5th centuries BCE Siddhartha means “one who achieves” The Buddha
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Siddhartha’s Birth The future Buddha, enters his mother’s womb through her side while she slept. The entering future buddha is often pictured in art as a white elephant which symbolizes purity and power Maya gave birth to Siddhartha in a garden of Lumbini in present-day Nepal He was born prince of the Sakya clan, a warrior class
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The Princely Life of Siddhartha Guatama At his birth, a sage predicted that Siddhartha was a Bodhisattva , or one destined to reach enlightenment and become a buddha. His father however wanted Siddhartha to be an earthly ruler, so he shelters him Siddhartha’s father wanted to shelter him from the pain and suffering of the world, so he wouldn’t try to take the spiritual path. He gave him every worldly possession, surrounding him with women and wealth
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4 Signs Siddhartha, while traveling outside the kingdom was accompanied by 4 heavenly messengers who jolted him out of his illusion in the form of 4 signs or appearances. 1. Old Man 2. Sick Man 3. Corpse 4. Holy Man
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Renunciation Siddhartha, after beholding the signs from the celestial beings, the illusions that led him to a deeper truth, knows he must leave. That very night, Sid decides to leave everything behind, including his wife and newborn son. At this point everything about that palace life repulses him. He rides his horse out of the palace grounds and looks back saying that he will not enter the city again until he has seen “the further shore of life and death.” With this, he rides into the forest and then gives his horse and his jewelry to his groomsman. Mara, the god of desire, tempts him out of
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