I find Buddha and his teaching very close to my heart may be because I am from Gaya, Bihar the place where the lord got enlightenment after walking hundreds of kilometers and sat under the pipal tree on the bank of Niranjana river.
As we know Gautam Buddha was also called as Siddhartha Gautama born in 563 BC in Lumbini which is in Nepal in a family of the king, at the age of 16, his father reputedly arranged his marriage to a cousin of the same age named Yasodhara. she gave birth to a son and a daughter named Rahul and Sanghamitra with his family Siddhartha spent 13 years as a husband, father and a king of kapilavastu but on one special day Buddha felt that material wealth was not life’s ultimate goal following that despite his father’s efforts to hide from him the sick, aged and suffering, Siddhartha was said to have seen an old man. When his charioteer Channa explained to him that all people grew old, the prince went on further trips beyond the palace. On these, he encountered a diseased man, a decaying corpse, and an ascetic. These depressed him, and he initially strove to overcome aging, sickness, and death by living the life of an ascetic.
That incident made him take action and he started his search to find the cause and solution and this life decision took him to different direction Gautama quit his palace for the life of a mendicant.
After roamed he realized that meditative dhyana was the right path to awakening, but that extreme asceticism didn’t work, Gautama discovered what Buddhists know as being, the Middle Way —a path of moderation away from the extremes of self-indulgence and self-mortification, or the Noble Eightfold Path after becoming starved and weakened, he is said to have accepted milk and rice pudding from a village girl named Sujata. Such was his emaciated appearance that she wrongly believed him to be a spirit that had granted her a wish. After days of meditation, at the age of 35, he attained Enlightenment. after awakening, the Buddha debated whether or not he should teach the Dharma to others. He was concerned that humans were so overpowered by ignorance, greed, and hatred that they could never recognize the path, which is subtle, deep and hard to grasp. However, Brahmā Sahampati convinced him, arguing that at least some will understand it. The Buddha relented, and agreed to teach and gave his first teaching of the Buddha in which he taught the Four Noble Truths to his first five disciples. With the help of disciples, Buddha spread his teaching and knowledge across the earth.
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