The Life of Buddha – Version 1 – Part 1

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The Devās request the Bodhisattva in Tusita Heaven to descend and become a Buddha.

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Queen Mahāmāyā dreams a white elephant enters her side during the conception.

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King Suddhodana and the Brahmin soothsayers examines the newborn Bodhisattva.

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The Seer Kāladevala also called Asita explains that the Bodhisattva will become Buddha.

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The Bodhisattva meditates during his father’s plowing festival.

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The Bodhisattva uses his arching skills to win his future wife Yasodharā Rāhulamātā.

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Marriage of Prince Siddhartha and Princess Yasodara

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The Bodhisattva sees the 4 signs: An old, sick & dead man, and a calm wandering recluse.

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The Bodhisattva observes his dancing girls & realizes the vanity and depravity of luxury.

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He decides to leave his wife and newborn son Rāhula and become a wandering recluse.

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He leaves his palace at night on his horse Kanthaka followed by his driver Channa.

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He crosses the river Anomā, cuts his topknot, throws it up, where Sakka catches it.

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Gotama then strives and starves himself for six years without result. The five other recluses leave him.

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The maiden Sujātā offers the last milk-rice meal on the morning of his Enlightenment.

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The Buddha throws the plate into the river Nerañjarā, where Nāga Mahākāla hears it.

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Gaining the six higher powers he sees the rebirth of beings and recalls all his prior lives.

* Part 1 ends, please see part 2.