The Buddha. The history of Buddhism is the story of a man’s spiritual journey of enlightenment and the teachings and life forms that evolved from it. Siddhartha Gautama – Buddha. Finding the path to Enlightenment, Siddhartha was led by the pain of suffering and rebirth towards the path of enlightenment and became known as the Buddha or “Awakened One ‘.
A life of luxury. Siddhartha Gautama was born around 580 BC in the village of Lumbini in Nepal. Born into a royal family, and his privileged life insulated him from the sufferings of life, suffering, such as illness, old age and death. The discovery of the cruel reality. One day, after growing up, marrying and having a child, Siddhartha left the royal enclosure where he lived. When he came, saw, each for the first time, an old man, a sick man and a corpse. This greatly annoyed him, and learned that the disease, age and death are the inevitable fate of human beings – a fate that no one could avoid.
Becoming a holy man. Siddhartha had also seen a monk, and decided it was a sign that he should leave his real life, protected and live as a homeless holy man. Siddhartha Travels showed much suffering in the world. He sought a way to escape the inevitability of death, old age and pain first by studying the religion. This does not provide an answer.