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On a full-moon day in May, he sat under the Bodhi tree in deep meditation and said."I will not leave this spot until I find an end to suffering." During the night, he was visited by Mara, the evil one, who tried to tempt him away from his virtuous path.As a child, Siddhartha the Buddha, was troubled by some of the same thoughts that children today have. They wonder why they get sick and why grandfather died. 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.Last he sent his demonic armies with weapons and flaming rocks.One by one, Gautama met the armies and defeated them with his virtue.His father was King Suddhodana and his mother was Queen Maya.
He made four trips outside the palace and saw four things that changed his life.
He sat in meditation and ate only roots, leaves and fruit. 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. " He began to eat nourishing food again and regained his strength.
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." At the age of sixteen, Prince Siddhartha married a beautiful princess, Yasodhara.