A Story of the
The Buddha, whose personal name was Siddhartha, and
family name Gotama, lived in North India in the 6th
BC His father, Suddhodana, was the ruler of the kingdom
of Sakyas (in modern Nepal). His mother was queen Maya.
According to the custom of the time, he was married
quite young, at the age of sixteen, to a beautiful and
devoted young princess named Yasodhara. The young prince
lived in his palace with every luxury at his command.
But all of a sudden, confronted with the reality of
life and the suffering of mankind, he decided to find
the solution -- the way out of this universal suffering.
At the age of 29, soon after the birth of his only child,
Rahula, he left his kingdom and became an ascetic in
search of this solution.........