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Brief history of goutam buddha

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Answered by conviction, 13 Mar '13 05:33 pm

 
  
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Siddharth, the prince of Kapilsvstu, was very much moved by the suffering, the sickness , old age and death that affected everybody.He wanted to find a solution to free man from suffering.His initial practices of torturing the physical body to get control over anger, greed etc. did not yield results. His inwards search gave him the wisdom.Sitting under a Boddhi tree, he realised the truth about life.and he came to be known as the Buddha.He wanted to help the common people.So he was not interested in high metaphysical issues and explanations. The truths are-1.there is suffering2. there is a cause for suffering3.suffering can be removed.4.When the cause-desire- is removed suffering ceases.With great wisom and compassion, the Buddha went from place to place spreading the message of peace and happiness.The eight-fold path was easily understood by the common man( Right thinking,Right speech,Right action Right livelihood, Right effort, Right mindedness, Right concentration,Right understan ...more
Answered by lalitha ramamurthy, 13 Apr '09 04:59 pm

 
  
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Siddhattha Gotama was a spiritual teacher in the northern region of the Indian subcontinent who founded Buddhism. Siddhartha was born in Lumbini and raised in the small kingdom or principality of Kapilvastu, both of which are in modern day Nepal.

According to the traditional biography, however, his father was King Suddhodana, the chief of the Shakya nation, one of several ancient tribes in the growing state of Kosala, Gautama was the family name. His mother, Queen Maha Maya (Mayadevi) and Suddhodana's wife, was a Koliyan princess.

As was the Shakya tradition, when his mother Queen Maya became pregnant, she left Kapilvastu for her father's kingdom to give birth. However, she gave birth on the way, at Lumbini, in a garden beneath a sal tree. Suddhodarna held a naming ceremony on the fifth day, and invited eight brahmin scholars to read the future. All gave a dual prediction that the baby would either become a great king or a great holy man. Various sources hold that the Buddha's m ...more
Answered by Krishnakumar G. Nair, 12 Apr '09 08:09 pm

 
  
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Gautam Buddha originally Siddartha Gautam was born to King Suddhodan and Queen Mayadevi in Kapilvastu, Lumbini, Nepal in 563 B.C.At the age of 16 he was married to Princess Yashoda who bore a son, Rahul.
Despite the King's continuous effort of shielding his son from the human sufferings, Siddartha once happened to encounter an old man and further a sick man,a dead body.Deeply grieved by these sights Sidartha left the palace in search of the real meaning of one's life.He was 29 years old then.Leaving his royal life behind, he started to live like a mendicant. Siddhartha went to renowned sages but was unsatisfied with their answers to his queries.He followed the path of self-mortification that pushed him near to death.When he realized that this too was futile, he gave up and started meditating intensely sitting under the Bodhi Tree ( Pipal tree) in Bodhgaya.And on the 49th day of his meditation he attained ENLIGHTENMENT.He finally found out the ultimate truth of life and the cause of it ...more
Answered by anita bhattacharyya, 12 Apr '09 07:23 pm

 
  
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Gautam Buddha originally Siddartha Gautam was born to King Suddhodan and Queen Mayadevi in Kapilvastu, Lumbini, Nepal in 563 B.C.
Answered by mikazi kazi, 12 Apr '09 07:20 pm

 
  
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Siddarth a his birth name and he was kept away from dunia by parents and when he bacwme adult he was mwrried and had one child then he come s accrorss one old mand one dead man and cannot understand and he cud not undertstnad poverty when he relaised thts a he has been in comforts and epopel are suffering he went out of palce to became gretest reformer
Answered by Dinesh C S, 12 Apr '09 07:19 pm

 
  
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