The Life of Siddhartha Gautama, Who Became the Buddha

The Life of Siddhartha Gautama, Who Became the Buddha

Biography of Lord Buddha

The Lord Buddha was born in Lumbini in the Terai region of southern Nepal in 623 BC. His actual name was Siddhartha Gautam. His father was King Suddhodana, leader of the Shakya clan in what was the expanding state of Kosala, as well as his mother was queen Maya. She had died soon after giving birth to him.

Siddhartha wished to devote his life to spirituality as well as meditation. But his father did not such as regarding him. They wanted the ruler's son to become the ruler. To find spirituality, he went against his father's wishes. His father was always stressed that one day, Siddhartha will leave behind his family to search for self-wishes. Due to this, Suddhodhana always protected his son from harshness. His son was never allowed to leave the palace. Gautam was married at the age of 18, to Yashodhara, a beautiful princess. After some time they became the father. His son's name was Rahul. Siddhartha’s family was complete and happy, but he did not find mental peace. He was always seeking the truth beyond the walls.

Mental Unrest of Buddha

According to Buddhist manuscripts, when Siddhartha saw an old body, a troubling person, and a dead body, he recognized that absolutely nothing in this worldly globe is long-term. He left his household, the throne, as well as the kingdom behind as well as began strolling the woodlands and lonely areas aimlessly. He wants the real truth of this life. While on his journey, he encountered scholars and saints, but no one was able to quench his thirst for knowledge.

Buddha Got the Ultimate Truth

After that, he began meditation under a giant banyan tree. After 6 years they realized the ultimate truth. (Gautam Buddha found the life real truth under a tree in Bodh Gaya, Bihar, called the Bodhisattva Vriksha.) Now his age was 35 Years and he was more enlightened. He was really completely satisfied with his recently discovered knowledge as well as offered his very first speech of knowledge in Sarnath. He discovered the ultimate truth behind the sadness as well as problems individuals encounter around the globe. It all stemmed from their desire and attachment to earthly things.

Teachings of Buddha:

• Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

• Doubt everything. Find your own light.

• Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.

• It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe that lures him to evil ways.

• Physical charms attract the eyes. Goodness attracts the mind

• Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart give yourself to it.

• Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, and concentrate the mind on the present moment.

• In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.

• When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.

• All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.

• As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise, you will miss most of your life.

• You are the community now. Be a lamp for yourselves. Be your own refuge. Seek for no other. All things must pass. Strive on diligently. Don't give up.

• No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.

• However many holy words you speak however many you read, what good will they do you if you do not act on them?

Reason for Having Buddha Statue in Home

According to the Vastu Shasta, everyone must keep a Buddha statue in the home. It can remove all types of sorrow and problems in your life. You can keep this statue in your home to absorb the positive energy and thought. The Buddha brass statue is an ideal gift for all occasions such as marriage anniversary, new office starting, and other occasions.

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