Analysis Of Queen Maya 's ' Queen '

911 Words Dec 11th, 2015 4 Pages
Buddhism originated in a particular place at a particular time, and its roots are in forms and beliefs that were part of the environment in which it advanced. Queen Maya begins the story when she dreams about a white elephant and how she will have a son that will either be a great king or a great religious leader. Many books describe this sense a little different. Kinnard explains how Siddhartha Gautama was born and got up and walked towards the way of a great religious leader. A few weeks later his mother had died and his father wanted to make sure that Siddhartha Gautama would be the next great king and made him believe that there was only on life and that was the palace life. When Siddhartha Gautama grew up and told his driver to take him to the park. He made four trips and saw different things in each trip. The first trip he saw old age and ask if that would happen to him. The next trip he saw sickness and again asked if that would happen to him. Then on his next trip he saw a corpse and again asked if that would happen to him. His driver answered yes to all of these and explained how it would happen to everyone. The last and final trip he saw a man with a shaved head and an orange rob, Siddhartha ask why that man looked different from everyone else. The driver explained how he has gone forth which means going through religious life. After seeing all this bad life happening outside the palace, Siddhartha Gautama began to question his palace life and how he was living…
Open Document