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Buddha, or Shakyamuni Buddha, as he was named, was born in 624 B.C. in the city of Lumbini which was then part of Northern India (Life of Buddha). Today, Lumbini is part of Nepal (Life of Buddha). He was born a Prince to the ruling family of Shakya (Life of Buddha)…

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His father’s name was King Shuddhodana, and his mother’s name was Queen Mayadevi (Life of Buddha). He was their only child. Since birth, Buddha is reported to have been noble and spiritual (Life of Buddha). Even before his birth, his mother is reported to have a dream in which she saw a white elephant entering her womb from the heavens (Life of Buddha). His father was greatly satisfied from his son (Life of Buddha), and a local Brahmin priest predicted that he would be saintly and noble, a Buddha in the spirit (Life of Buddha). As a child, Buddha as well versed in many languages and other academic subjects (Life of Buddha). He was equally skilled in sports, such as archery and martial arts (Life of Buddha). He as an able students, and was the pride of his family (Life of Buddha). Even in school, he used to give talks on spiritualism to his classmates, and it is reported he performed miracles as well, due to which he started developing followers right from the beginning (Life of Buddha). Later, when he was a young man, he used to visit his father’s empire and meet the people in the streets (Life of Buddha). ...
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