Siddhartha's Life And Spiritual Journey
He lived in India 2500 years ago; who’s story of confronting suffering inspired one of the world’s greatest religions, Buddhism, the 4th largest religion in the world.
While scholars agree that he did in fact live, the events of his life are still debated. But according to the most widely known story, he was the son of a king in the Himalayan foothills of Nepal, who abandoned life of luxury to seek enlightenment. It was a difficult and spiritual journey. Meditating under the Bodhi tree, he attained the supreme wisdom and became an enlightened being, the Buddha, meaning the awakened one.
When Siddhartha left his palace and luxurious life, he spent six years living an ascetic life, studying and meditating with the help from various religious teachers. But he realised that fasting, enduring pain and refusing water did not solve the issue of human suffering and sought out further. …show more content…
During this time, he had to overcome the threats of Mara, an evil demon, who Buddhism now uses the concept and stories associated with him, to remind Buddhists that demonic forces can be tamed by controlling one’s mind, cravings and