Lord Gautam Buddha, who showed the world a new path with his thoughts, was a great philosopher, scientist, religious leader of India, a great social reformer and founder of Buddhism. Buddha was married to Yashodhara. A child was born from this marriage, which was named Rahul, but sometime after the marriage, Gautam Buddha abandoned his wife and child.
He went from his palace to the forest in the night in search of true divine knowledge and a way to liberate the world from birth, death and sorrows. After many years of rigorous practice, he attained enlightenment under the Bodhi tree in Bodh Gaya (Bihar) and became Siddhartha Gautama to Gautam Buddha.
Name – Siddharth Gautam Buddha
Birth – 563 BC Lumbini, Nepal
Death – 483 BC Kushinagar, India
Wedding – Princess Yashodhara
Children – One son, Rahul
Father’s name – Shuddhodan (a king and a skilled ruler)
Mother’s Name – Maya Devi (Queen)
Establishment of Buddhism – during the fourth century
Today there are about 190 crore Buddhist followers in the whole world and the number of people following Buddhism is 25% in the world. According to a survey, it includes – China, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, Mongolia, Cambodia, Bhutan, South Korea, hong-kong, Singapore, India, Malaysia, Nepal, Indonesia, America and Sri Lanka etc.
Life introduction of Lord Gautam Buddha:
Gautama Buddha was born in Lumbini Nepal near Kapilavastu around 563 BC. Mahalaya Devi, the queen of Kapilavastu, had a childbirth on her way to her goddaughter, in which a child was born. Due to his birth in Gautam Gautra, he was called Gautama Buddha. His father Shudodhan was a king, his mother Maya Devi was a woman of Koli dynasty but Maya Devi died within 7 days after giving birth to a child.
After which he was brought up by his aunt and queen Gautami, the second wife of the king and this child was named Siddhartha. This name means one who was born to attain Siddhi but he was later attained Siddhi. Siddharth was a very kind and compassionate person since childhood.
Siddhartha used to lose himself when he used to play sports in childhood as he did not want to give grief to others. Siddharth also has a cousin named Devadatta. Once Devdutt had fired an arrow with his bow, which injured a bird goose and later Siddhartha protected the injured goose.
Lord Gautama Buddha’s teachings, marriages and austerities:
Siddhartha completed his education with Guru Vishwamitra. Along with the Vedas and Upanishads, he also received education in warfare. Since childhood, no other person could compete in a charioteer riding horse, bow and arrow and chariot.
Siddharth was married to Princess Yashodhara at the age of just 16 and from this marriage a child was born, named Rahul, but he did not feel like home and fascination in the world of Maya and he left the family Went into the forest
Father and King Shuddhodana had also made a lot of pleasures for Siddharth. The father had also built 3 palaces for his son according to 3 seasons, in which all the arrangements of dancing, singing and such rest were available, but these things could not pull Siddhartha towards himself. Siddharth decided to leave his beautiful wife and beautiful child and go towards the forest.
Siddharth went to the forest and started doing austerities even harder. At first Siddharth started austerities by eating sesame rice, but later started doing austerities without food and drink. Due to the harsh heating, his body was dry and it had been 6 years while doing meditation. One day Siddharth was doing penance in the forest, suddenly some women were returning from a city, on the same path Siddhartha was doing penance.
One of the songs the women were singing was a song in Siddharth’s ears, “Don’t leave the strings of Veena loose” Don’t leave the strings so long that it breaks Siddharth’s ears and he realizes that the routine Yoga is proved by dieting, but nothing is good. For any attainment, the medium is the right path, for this hard penance has to be done.
Lord Gautam Buddha attained enlightenment:
On the day of Vaishakhi Purnima, Siddhartha sat in his meditation carefully under the tree tree. A woman from the village named Sujatha had a son, that woman had asked for a vow for her son from the vatavriksha that he had asked for, and to fulfill this happiness, that woman was a gold platter I filled the pudding of cow’s milk and reached that tree tree.
A woman Sujata, presented Kheer to Siddharth and said that my wish was fulfilled so will be yours. Siddhartha’s spiritual practice was successful when he meditated on the same night, he realized it since then. The tree which Siddhartha had realized under the Peepal tree was called Bodhivriksha and Bodhgaya was called the border place of Gaya.
Dharma Chakra and Transformation of Lord Gautama Buddha:
For 80 years, instead of Sanskrit, keep preaching your religion in the simple language of the time, and the popularity of religion started increasing rapidly. After remaining under the Bodhi tree for 4 weeks and contemplating the nature of the religion, Buddha went out to teach religion. First he had 5 friends
Made him his follower and then sent him to preach religion.
According to the formula of Pali Siddhant, Buddha announced this at the age of 80. Gautama Buddha received his last meal which he had received as an offering from a blacksmith named Kunda, due to which he fell seriously ill. Gautama Buddha gave a specific instruction to his disciple Anand to explain to Kunda that he did not make any mistake, he said that these meals are great and incomparable.
The teachings of Gautama Buddha:
Lord Buddha exhorted people to follow the path of the medium. He laid great emphasis on non-violence for its cause and for its unhappiness. Have mercy on the creatures. Gautam Buddha has strongly condemned the havan and the animal sacrifice. The essence of some Buddha’s teachings are as follows:
Mahatma Buddha propagated some resolutions of Sanatan Dharma such as – Agnihotra and Gayatri Mantra
- Meditation and insight
- Follow the medianWay
- Four Arya Truths
- Ashtanga paths
Major works and Buddhism:
Gautama Buddha is an embodiment in Buddhism, the religion of Buddhism keeps its foundation in its teachings. 8-fold path of Buddhism is proposed. One of the great religions of the world, Mahatma Gautam Buddha, the originator of Buddhism, has left an indelible influence not only in the country but also abroad.
- Injuries will be painful and there are pain options.
- Always remember to make a mistake on the mind, it is like a heavy burden.
- You cannot walk on the path till you make your own way.
Successful Mantras of Gautama Buddha’s life:
Anger is a harmful weapon – Anger kills your enemies as well as you, when you are very angry, your words only deceive you.
- You are never punished for your anger, rather you are punished only by your anger.
- We are increased by our thoughts.
- We become what we think when your mind is clear. Then Happiness will always be with you as your shadow.
- When you like a flower, you break it, but when you love a flower, you give it water every day.
- Fills a pot of water from drop to drop.
- The beginning of a small work is the beginning of the end of a big work. It does not matter whether you start from small or from big if you take that beginning to the end, then one day you will be able to achieve everything that you want.
- Life is a long journey and you are like a traveler, so it would be better for us to live and travel well and not to be happy about the future is the real enjoyment of life.
- We should be happy by staying in the present instead of worrying about the past and the future.