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Buddhism is the 4th Largest Religion in the World. It originated in Ancient India and was founded on the teachings of Gautama Buddha. If You Enjoy the Video Please LIKE and SUBSCRIBE for More... https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM_E7lk4AQTqYe9H2Bk9A7Q?sub_confirmation=1 Here are 12 Amazing facts about the life of Gautama Buddha. Also Watch Our Other Videos: * Hinduism - World's Oldest Religion Explained - Origins, Beliefs, Facts. https://youtu.be/p8T54syDkDw * Hinduism - 12 Most Common Myths And Misconceptions - https://youtu.be/HRJLgTMyWBs Buddha is believed to have lived and taught mostly in the eastern part of Ancient India sometime between the sixth and fourth centuries BCE. Here’s a look at the Life Events of the man who went on to become the BUDDHA… 12. Name - Gautama Buddha was born as Siddhartha Gautama. He became a Buddha (The Enlightened One) after his Enlightenment. 11. Prince - Siddhartha Gautama was actually born a prince, who belonged to the Shakya Clan of Nepal. 10. Prophecy - After Siddhartha Gautama was born an astrologer predicted that he will either be a Holy Man or he will become a Great King. 9. Family - He was married to Yasodhara and even had a son named Rahula. 8. Four Sights - Siddhartha faced reality at age 29, when he ventured out of the palace into the countryside. He saw an Aged Man, A Sick Man, A corpse and a Wandering Ascetic. 7. Realization - Siddhartha had seen Pain and Suffering for the first time. He was troubled and could not lead the normal Palace life anymore. He realized the reality of Life was not Luxury and Pleasure but – Pain, Suffering and Death. 6. Enlightenment - Siddhartha left the Palace and his Family in search for answers. After wandering for 6 years as an ascetic, he discovered the ‘Middle Way’. Sitting under the Fig (Peepal) Tree and meditating for 49 days, He finally achieved “ENLIGHTENMENT.” 5. Reluctant Teacher - Buddha was reluctant at first to teach. However he relented and The first sermon of Gautama Buddha was in Sarnath in Uttar Pradesh, INDIA. 4. Re-United - During his journey to spread his teachings, Buddha visited his father, King Suddhodana, his wife Yashodhara who became his disciples. His son Rahula became the youngest monk at the very age of 7 and started living with his father. 3. Not Fat - Buddha is often been depicted as Fat and Chubby as it was a symbol of Happiness in the East. In reality Buddha practiced moderation in all things, fasted regularly, and spent most of his time walking hundreds of miles spreading his Teachings. 2. Not God - Buddha is viewed more as a Teacher and not as a God. Buddha’s spot of enlightenment underneath the Bodhi Tree is still preserved to this day. 1. Teachings - Buddha taught and traveled his entire life until the age of 80 when he passed away in Kushinagar, INDIA. Buddha taught people that to become the enlightened one, a person should never be ignorant, angry and hate people. If You Enjoy the Video Please LIKE and SUBSCRIBE for More... https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM_E7lk4AQTqYe9H2Bk9A7Q?sub_confirmation=1 Music Credit: Eastminster by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100719 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
The story of the man who became Buddha
Buddha was Born in Lumbini in Nepal, it is said that Siddhartha Gautama took 7 steps and lotus blossomed at each step right after his birth. More info - https://detechter.com/mind-blowing-facts-about-buddha-you-probably-dont-know/
Life of Buddha | Story of a Legend | Hindi | With English Subtitles Here we present to you the life of well known legend Gautam Buddha, who showed the world a peaceful way to live life and filled the world with beauty and prosperity with his presence. Many years ago, in a small state of north India, something happened that introduced to the world the real happiness of life. Rani Maya, wife of kind king Shudhhodhana of Kapilavastu, saw a beautiful dream, in which a beautiful white elephant came floating down from the heavens and entered her womb. When asked, the priests confirmed that this is an ominous dream which means that the king and queen are going to be blessed with a son who will grow up to achieve great things in life. The king and queen were delighted to hear this news as they were eagerly waiting for an heir to the throne. After few months, when Rani Maya was crossing the beautiful garden of Lumbini, she felt a beautiful feeling of motherhood and gave birth to her son in the nature. The prince was named Siddhartha, and many people from around the world came to see him. Among them, was a priest named Asita, who told the king and queen that their son will either grow up to be the greatest king the world has even seen, or, if he chooses so, will leave all riches and become a prophet, and thus his future will be even greater. The king did not want his son to live the life of a prophet, and wanted him to inherit all his father's riches and luxuries. Therefore he told everyone in the royal palace that the prince should never be exposed to any kind of sadness of life and should be surrounded by merriness, love and beauty. A few days after the birth of Sidhhartha, Rani Maya passed away. After that, Siddhartha was brought up by Rani Gautami, due to which he was also called as Siddhartha Gautam. He was always a kind hearted, peaceful and intelligent child. Once when he was sitting in a garden, his cousin Devdatt shot a bird which fell in front of Siddhartha. On seeing this, he ran to rescue the bird and applied ointment on it's wound. Devdatt got furious and claimed that the bird was his. But Siddhartha denied giving the wounded bird to Devdatt. To resolve this matter, they both went to the king's court, where the wise men of the court concluded that the savior has more right than the destroyer. That's why the bird belongs to Siddhartha. Due to Siddhartha's sensitive nature, King Shuddhodhana was afraid that the prediction made by priest Asita will come true. Therefore, he arranged Siddhartha's marriage with Yashodhara, princess of Gan. After a few years, Siddhartha and Yashodhara were also blessed with a son who was named Rahul. Where the whole kingdom was rejoicing on the beautiful occasion, Siddhartha was lost in thought as to why he is not at peace, even though he has so much to be thankful for. He requested his father, the king, to allow him to visit his state and meet the common people to get to know them better. King Shuddhodhana was hesitant at first but finally agreed. He also sent a message to the common people to make sure Siddhartha doesn't see any unhappy sight. But destiny could not be denied for long. Do watch the video to know the rest of the story. :)
Life of Prince Siddhartha enlightened lord Buddha!!
http://mocomi.com/ presents: Gautam Buddha Gautam Buddha was the founder of the religion called Buddhism which is the fourth largest practiced religion in the world today. Gautam Buddha was born as Prince Siddhartha around 566 BC to the King and Queen of Kapilavastu, Shuddhodana and Mayadevi. Soon after his birth and astrologer predicted that Prince Siddhartha was destined to lead the life of a sage and that he would give up his right to the throne and all worldly pleasures. Shuddhodana and Mayadevi were shattered upom hearing the news and decided to prevent him from being exposed to the outside world, keeping a close watch on him. A young Siddhartha never left the palace and saw nothing more than the luxuries of it. His parents hoped that he would get used to the luxurious lifestyle and never give it up. Watch this video to learn about the man who was born in the Indian Sub-continent as Prince Siddhartha but gave up all his luxuries to find nirvana. For read more about Gautam Buddha, visit: http://mocomi.com/gautam-buddha/ For more fun learning videos and interactive articles related to history, go to: http://mocomi.com/learn/history/ Follow Mocomi Kids - Top educational website for kids, on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mocomikids/ on Twitter https://twitter.com/MocomiKids on Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/mocomikids/ on Google+ https://plus.google.com/+mocomikids/ on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/mocomi-kids
Varun Soni, dean of Religious Life at the University of Southern California, explains the fourth largest religion in the world, Buddhism. Starting with the story of Prince Siddhartha, who wished to alleviate human suffering and became enlightened in order to help others, the religion does not focus on a god, but rather on self-empowerment and the belief that everyone is already a Buddha but not yet enlightened. For more on #Belief, visit Oprah.com. Find OWN on TV at http://www.oprah.com/FindOWN SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/1vqD1PN Download the Watch OWN App: http://bit.ly/2hr1nX2 Download the OWN Bold Moves App: http://bit.ly/2hglOIa About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey's heart and creative instincts inform the brand -- and the magnetism of the channel. Winfrey provides leadership in programming and attracts superstar talent to join her in primetime, building a global community of like-minded viewers and leading that community to connect on social media and beyond. OWN is a singular destination on cable. Depth with edge. Heart. Star power. Connection. And endless possibilities. Discover OWN TV: Find OWN on you TV!: http://bit.ly/1wJ0ugI Our Fantastic Lineup: http://bit.ly/1qMi2jE Connect with OWN Online: Visit the OWN WEBSITE: http://bit.ly/1qMi2jE Like OWN on FACEBOOK: http://on.fb.me/1AXYujp Follow OWN on TWITTER: http://bit.ly/1sJin8Y Follow OWN on INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/LnqzMz Follow OWN on PINTEREST: http://bit.ly/2dvfPeN Introduction to Buddhism | Belief | Oprah Winfrey Network http://www.youtube.com/user/OWN
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Let’s hear the 4 amazing incidents in the life of Buddha! 1 Once a man approached Buddha looking furious. He was a businessman and his two sons were followers of Buddha. But this man felt that his sons were wasting time with Buddha instead of concentrating on business. He felt that spending four hours of their day seated next to someone whose eyes were always closed was incredulous. The businessman was very upset. So, with seething anger, he went straight to Buddha, looked him in the eye and spat on his face. Buddha simply smiled. He showed no anger but his disciples around him got very angry. And who wouldn’t feel that way when you see someone spit on the face of your teacher. They, however, had to keep quiet since Buddha was with them. When the businessman saw that his action got no reaction, he walked away in a huff. The businessman could not sleep in the night thinking of Buddha. The smile of Buddha haunted him and he became very restless. Next day, he went to Buddha and fell at his feet and asked for forgiveness for his actions. Buddha said, “I cannot excuse you!” Everyone present including the man and Buddhas disciples were shocked by Buddha’s words. Then Buddha explained, “Why should I forgive you when you have done nothing wrong.” The businessman told Buddha that he has wronged Buddha by spitting on his face. Buddha simply said, “Oh! That person on whom you spit is not here right now. If I ever meet that person whom you spat on, I will tell him to excuse you. To this person who is here, you have done no wrong.” That is real compassion. 2 Once, Buddha went for begging in a house. The householder instead of giving any alms starting scolding Buddha. He shouted, “You are such an able-bodied person who is a prince and could have done great good to the world by working but you are now begging. It’s a shame.” etc. Buddha listened to him calmly and after he finished, asked whether he can ask a question. The person consented. Buddha asked that if a parcel is sent to somebody and the receiver does not receive it, to whom does the parcel belong to? The man said that in that case the parcel should come back to the sender. Lord Buddha said that he had not received whatever the person has said, and left. 3 There is this lady who came to Buddha with her dead baby and asked him to revive the child. Buddha said he would do the needful but he needs a vital ingredient to bring about the resurrection. He asked her to get salt from a house which had never seen death. The woman went from door to door the whole day but she could not find such a house. Later in the evening, she went to Buddha and fell at his feet and said that she understands it now. She is not the only person who has suffered the loss of a loved one! We can all derive a great lesson from this story. Everyone has to go through pain in their life. We should stop feeling victimized by circumstances, overcome the miseries and move on. 4 During the time of Buddha, there was a fearsome dacoit by the name of Angulimal. He was a monster who had vowed to cut off a thousand heads with his sword. And as a memento, he would cut one finger from each of his victims and made a garland of fingers. Once Buddha along with his followers was travelling through the hill in which the dangerous dacoit resided. When finally Buddha came near the dacoit, he raised his sword and told Buddha that he is going to cut his head off. Buddha as usual was his smiling self and said’ “My head is for yours to take but it is an old tradition to fulfill the last desire of a dying person.” When Angulimal asked Buddha what his last wish was, Buddha simply told him to cut off a branch from a nearby tree. When the dacoit did so, Buddha told him to put it back to the tree and make it whole like before. Angulimal told Buddha that it was not possible to do so. That’s when Buddha said, it is easy to cut off the branch of a tree just like it is easy to cut off my head. It can be done by any child. What is difficult is to create, to heal and that only real men of real power can do! Cutting of someone’s head is childs play. But to give life to a fellow being is what needs power and that’s what the real mighty do! Angulimal realized the vanity of his pursuit and dropped the sword. He went on to become Buddhas disciple and spent his time in contemplation and understanding the true meaning of life. So, friends, these were 4 amazing stories from the life of one of the most amazing men to have walked the earth! If you like the video please hit the like button and subscribe to my channel. I love telling stories and your encouragement will keep me going! Thanks for watching!