The Life of Buddha – Version 2 – Part 1

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Bodhisattva Prabhapala is invited by the Devas in the Tushita Heaven to come down on earth to save all beings.

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Queen Mahamaya had a dream of a six-tusked white elephant coming to her and she was then pregnant.

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The Buddha was born at Lumbini Garden.

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Prince Siddhartha was tenderly pampered.

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Prince Siddhartha attends the Ploughing Festival with his father, King Suddhodana.

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In his younger ages, Prince Siddhartha soon shows his compassion. One day, his cousin Devadata hit a wild goose with his arrow. Prince Siddharha takes the arrow out of the goose and prevents Devadata from further killing the goose.

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In his outings through the four gates of the city, prince Siddhartha realizes the true circle of life: birth, old age, illness and death.

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Prince Siddhartha looks at his wife and son before leaving the palace.

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At dawn, Prince Siddhartha and the charioteer ride the horse Kanthaka, leave the city of Kapilvastu, cross the Anoma river and start a homeless life.

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Cutting off his hair, shaving off his beard, the Prince instructs Dunpa to return to the palace with his garments, ornaments and precious sword.

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Prince Siddhartha dwells in the snow-capped mountain caves to engage in spiritual practice.

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Prince Siddhartha in his six years of continuous practicing all forms of severe austerity.

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Deciding to follow the Middle Path, the Prince abandones ascetic life and accepts a bowl of milk-rice offered by Gamo and Gatopma.

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Temptation from the demons of defilement, attachment, jealousy and doubt.

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Mara, the evil forces, such as: arrogance, hatred, etc., fail to disturb the Prince.

* Part 1 ends, please see part 2.