Siddhartha Gautama 's Life And Spiritual Religion

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Siddhartha Gautama’s Life Spiritual religion is one of the main aspects of human civilization. Buddhism is one of four religions that have the most followers besides Christianity, Judaism, and Hinduism. Siddhartha Gautama, called Buddha, was the founder and awakened leader of Buddhism. His life has a great influence on this religious belief. Siddhartha’s Birth Siddhartha Gautama was born as the royal prince at Lumini (a place in Nepal now) in 6th century B.C.E. His father was the king of a clan named Shakyas named Shuddhodana Gautama, and his mother was queen Mayadevi ("The Birth of Buddha - Kadampa Buddhism."). One day, Queen Mayadevi went out to share food and clothes for the poverty people. After returning to the palace, the Queen had the dream that the white elephant descended from heaven and entered into her womb. After that, the Queen got pregnant. When she was giving birth of the child, she did not experience the pain. It was a miracle birth. The Hindu gods and godless came and blessed the child, and they took him from the side of the queen (“About Buddha.”). The baby stood up right after the delivery and he walked seven steps into four directions. He had the birthmark of a wheel or chakra at the bottom of his feet. Queen May died seven days after of Siddhartha’ birth. After that, Siddhartha was taken care by his mother’s sister. As the practice of all near East civilization, the king invited the fortuneteller- Brahmin to the palace to predict the future of the
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