myth came from India. There are many stories of Buddha's lives and they are
called Jatakas. Buddha's lives show him how he acquired greater knowledge and
strength as he reborn to another life. There are many versions of his lives,
since it's been expose to many other race. But one thing every one kept about
the myth is that Buddha was "enlightened" under a pipal tree. He was sitting
in a lotus posture, and said to himself he will not get up unless he found enlightenment.
Then he did. Buddha's birth was unbelievable. He was born under a tree, and
legend said that for every step he took beautiful flowers boomed. The weirdest
thing is that his mother died two days after his birth. Buddha's childhood and
adulthood never saw the real meaning of life. He didn't know people could get
sick, ages, and dies. Before Buddha had search for enlightenment, he was a very
powerful man. He had everything, riches, power, and family. But one day, he
saw something that changed his whole life. Buddha had never goes out of his
castle to see the outside world. So one day, he was curious and went out to
look at it. That day he saw the "Four Signs". The signs shows and old man aging,
shows a sick person, a dead person, and a monk. These inform him to leave his
family, wife and son, and to escape the painful world. His journey to finding
"enlightenment" was long and painful. He first tried ascetic, people who treat
their body badly to get enlightenment, but later he found out that the method
wasn't right. He left that place and came upon a tree. He decided that he wouldn’t
get up unless he had found enlightenment. He sited in a lotus posture and meditates.
After some days, he had found enlightenment and went back to his close ones
and helps them be enlightened.