Siddhartha Gautam A Biography Of Buddha
14 March 2015
Essay Rough Draft
Introduction (First Paragraph) Buddha was once known as Siddhartha Gautama before his name was changed.
He was known as being the “enlightened one” or “the awakened” due to his teachings. Buddha was a spiritual leader and teacher whose life is served as the base and foundation of Buddhism or the Buddhist religion. Buddha inspired many through his thoughts and teachings of a good way of life. His teachings were and still are a big influence on the world around us and on peoples perception of life as a whole. Buddha was in fact alive but the actions in his life are surely debated. Buddha was said to have lived in the 6th to 4th century B.C. He spent many of his year trying …show more content…
But, a Holy Man prophesized that young Siddhartha would become a great ruler, military leader, or a guiding spiritual leader. He lived in a palace in Lumbini (modern day Nepal) with his father who was a king of a tribe that was poverty-stricken and on the outskirts geographically. His father kept him from the suffering and misery in the world by raising him in a palace built for the boy until he was about 29. His father wanted to shelter him from the agony outside the walls because he wanted Siddhartha to succeed him as the king of their tribe. He was sheltered by his dad because his dad wanted him not to witness all the harm and misery there was right beneath the walls. Realizing that Siddhartha was curious and had an inquisitive sense about what was beyond the palace walls that sheltered …show more content…
A buddhist life style can be summed up by leading a moral life, being mindful and aware of thoughts and actions, and developing wisdom and understanding. Buddhism is has a sense of being very open and secure to your feelings. Everything about the religion is to make you a better person and to have you find your goals. “Buddhism explains a purpose to life, it explains apparent injustice and inequality around the world.” (buddhanet.net) The Buddha created the with the intention of having people be satisfied with themselves and enjoy there life by seeing what is really out there and loving it for what is given to us. Buddhism without the cast system was able to spread across and beyond Asia allowing the growth of the religion.”At the start of the twenty-first century there were approximately 400 million Buddhist adherents worldwide.”