- Created by: folelau15
- Created on: 06-08-19 16:45
The birth of the Buddha and his life of luxury
1. Queen Maya dreamed a white elephant came down from heaven and told her she would give birth to a holy child.
2. She gave birth to Siddhartha in the Lumbini Gardens, wher she had stopped to rest on the way to her parents' houe.
3. According to legend, Siddhartha:
- Could immediately walk and talk
- Walked seven steps and lotus flowers appeared under his feet
- Declared that he would not be reborn
4. Shortly, after his birth, a prophecy was made that Siddhartha would become a great King or holy man.
The Four Sights:
1. Old age 2. Illness 3. Death 4. A holy man. The four sights resulted in Siddhartha's renunciation (letting go.)