Early Life of Gautam Budhha

Early Life Of Gautam Budhha

Gautam Buddha was born in 566 B.C. at a place named- Lumbinivana in the Sakya country, which is situated in a region of Nepalese Terai. His father- Suddhodana was a Kshatriya monarch and popular as a chief of the Sakya dynasty. On Later dates, Legends entitled him with a tag- ‘a son of a prestigious king’. However, Sakyas always had a republican constitution. Therefore, it is believed that his father was presumably an appointed chief.

Maya- who was Gautama’s mother died after the seven days of his birth. People reckon that Buddha lived his life with peace and repose. He earned an extra-ordinary competence and skills in archery and other imposing ethics and nobility. When he was sixteen, he got married to Yashodhara (Gopa) who was a sister of Devadutta. A son, named- Rahula was born to him at the age of 29.

Abandonment of the ease Life

Gautama examined and scrutinized on the fundamental questions of life as the years passed. History says that, he got this idea of abjuring secular life when he saw “four great signs”—an old man, a cripple, an ascetic and a corpse. Gautama focused on afflicts of human life and realized the limitations of home life.

He turned into an ascetic and tackled to search for the Truth through meditation. Gautama abstained himself from doing any of the wrong deed. This renunciation of worldly life by Gautama is known in Buddhist scriptures as “Mahabhinishkramana”. 

Once Buddha said:

"The kind of seed sown will produce that kind of fruit.

 Those who do good will reap good results.

 Those who do evil will reap evil results.

 If you carefully plant a good seed, You will joyfully gather good fruit." Dhammapada


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