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They wonder about birth and death. They wonder why they get sick and why grandfather died. They wonder why their wishes do not come true. Children also wonder about happiness and the beauty in nature. Because the Buddha knew what was in the hearts of children and human kind, he taught everyone how to live a happy and peaceful life.
Buddhism is not learning about strange beliefs from faraway lands. It is about looking at and thinking about our own lives. It shows us how to understand ourselves and how to cope with our daily problems. It began around 2, years ago in India when Siddhartha Gautama discovered how to bring happiness into the world.
He was born around BC, in the small kingdom of Kapilavastu. His father was King Suddhodana and his mother was Queen Maya.
Soon after Prince Siddhartha was born, the wise men predicted that he would become a Buddha. When the king heard this, he was deeply disturbed, for he wanted his son to become a mighty ruler.
He told Queen Maya, "I will make life in the palace so pleasant that our son will never want to leave. The king built them three palaces, one for each season, and lavished them with luxuries. They passed their days in enjoyment and never thought about life outside the palace.
The Four Sights Soon Siddhartha became disillusioned with the palace life and wanted to see the outside world. He made four trips outside the palace and saw four things that changed his life.
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On the first three trips, he saw sickness, old age and death. He asked himself, "How can I enjoy a life of pleasure when there is so much suffering in the world? Renunciation Leaving his kingdom and loved ones behind, Siddhartha became a wandering monk.
He cut off his hair to show that he had renounced the worldly lifestyle and called himself Gautama. He wore ragged robes and wandered from place to place. In his search for truth, he studied with the wisest teachers of his day.
None of them knew how to end suffering, so he continued the search on his own. For six years he practiced severe asceticism thinking this would lead him to enlightenment. He sat in meditation and ate only roots, leaves and fruit.
At times he ate nothing. He could endure more hardships than anyone else, but this did not take him anywhere. He thought, "Neither my life of luxury in the palace nor my life as an ascetic in the forest is the way to freedom.
Overdoing things can not lead to happiness. Enlightenment On a full-moon day in May, he sat under the Bodhi tree in deep meditation and said. First he sent his beautiful daughters to lure Gautama into pleasure.
Next he sent bolts of lightning, wind and heavy rain. Last he sent his demonic armies with weapons and flaming rocks. One by one, Gautama met the armies and defeated them with his virtue.
As the struggle ended, he realized the cause of suffering and how to remove it. He had gained the most supreme wisdom and understood things as they truly are. He became the Buddha, 'The Awakened One'. From then on, he was called Shakyamuni Buddha.
The Buddha Teaches After his enlightenment, he went to the Deer Park near the holy city of Benares and shared his new understanding with five holy men. They understood immediately and became his disciples.
This marked the beginning of the Buddhist community. For the next forty-five years, the Buddha and his disciples went from place to place in India spreading the Dharma, his teachings.
Their compassion knew no bounds, they helped everyone along the way, beggars, kings and slave girls."We believe that we have the precise image of what Jesus looked like on this earth," said Professor Giulio Fanti of the University of Padua.
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In The Footsteps Of Jesus. We then travel south and visit Tel Aviv, a vibrant modern city of Israel. Tel Aviv, often called “the city that never stops,” was the first modern Jewish city built in Israel, and is the country’s economic and cultural center. Jesus was in fact baptised in Jordan.
His time in the Wilderness was in Jordan and he preached in the Decapolis cities of Jerash (Gerasa) and Um Qais (Gadara in the bible). The Miracle of the Gadarine Swine, took place in Jordan and Jesus sought refuge in a small cave in the North of Jordan in Anjara.