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PKSSSS CY2010 Level: J4 Lesson 2: Birth of Prince Siddhartha. Search for Truth. Final Nirvana. BIRTH. Growing Up & Four Encounters. Renunciation. Enlightenment. Teaching. The hero of our story is Prince Siddhartha, the Buddha-to-be, who lived more than 2,500 years ago.

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Pkssss cy2010 level j4 lesson 2 birth of prince siddhartha

PKSSSS CY2010 Level: J4Lesson 2: Birth of Prince Siddhartha


Introduction to family background

Search for Truth

Final Nirvana

BIRTH

Growing Up & Four Encounters

Renunciation

Enlightenment

Teaching

  • The hero of our story is Prince Siddhartha, the Buddha-to-be, who lived more than 2,500 years ago.

  • The Shakyan clans live along the Rohini River which flows among the southern foothills of the Himalayas.

Introduction to Family Background

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The city of kapilavastu

Search for Truth

Final Nirvana

BIRTH

Growing Up & Four Encounters

Renunciation

Enlightenment

Teaching

The City of Kapilavastu

  • Their king, Shuddhodana Gautama, established his capital at Kapilavastu.

  • He had a great castle built and ruled wisely, winning the praise of his people.

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Queen maya and king suddhodana

Search for Truth

Final Nirvana

BIRTH

Growing Up & Four Encounters

Renunciation

Enlightenment

Teaching

Queen Maya and King Suddhodana

  • The Queen's name was Maya.

  • She was the daughter of the King's uncle who was also the king of a neighboring district of the same Shakyan clan.

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Queen maya s dream

Sanchi Stupa - Queen Maya’s dream

Search for Truth

Final Nirvana

BIRTH

Growing Up & Four Encounters

Renunciation

Enlightenment

Teaching

  • One night, Queen Maya had a strange dream.

  • She saw a White Elephant with six tusks entering into her womb through the right side of her body and she became pregnant.

  • White Elephant symbolize greatness and unique child.

Queen Maya’s Dream

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Birth of the prince

Search for Truth

Final Nirvana

BIRTH

Growing Up & Four Encounters

Renunciation

Enlightenment

Teaching

  • According to ancient Indian custom, the Queen need to returned to her parents' home for the birth of her child.

  • On her way, in the beautiful spring sunshine, she took a rest in the garden called Lumbini Park.

  • While resting under the Sala tree, she give birth to a baby boy.

Birth of the Prince

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Birth of the prince1

Search for Truth

Final Nirvana

BIRTH

Growing Up & Four Encounters

Renunciation

Enlightenment

Teaching

  • The prince was born on the day of the full moon in the fifth month of the year.

  • Some pictures to show the present conditions of the birth place of the Buddha – Lumbini Park.

    • Ashoka Pillar

Birth of the Prince

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Asita s prediction

Search for Truth

Final Nirvana

BIRTH

Growing Up & Four Encounters

Renunciation

Enlightenment

Teaching

  • The sage called Asita went to the palace to look at the royal prince.

  • He predicted that the prince would become a Buddha.

  • He was having mixed feelings (happy and sad) when he saw the prince, why?

    • He was happy because the prince would become a Buddha

    • He was sad because he is old and would not live long enough to listen to the Teaching of the Buddha

Asita’s Prediction

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The naming ceremony

Search for Truth

Final Nirvana

BIRTH

Growing Up & Four Encounters

Renunciation

Enlightenment

Teaching

  • Fifth day after birth, many priests were invited for naming ceremony.

  • Seven priests predicted the prince would become either a King of Kings or Buddha.

  • Eighth and youngest priest predicted the prince would become a Buddha.

  • The prince was named Siddhartha which means “wish fulfilled”

The Naming Ceremony

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The passing away of queen maya

Search for Truth

Final Nirvana

BIRTH

Growing Up & Four Encounters

Renunciation

Enlightenment

Teaching

  • In the palace, the happiness of the King, however, was followed quickly by sorrow.

  • Seven days after the prince birth, the lovely Queen Maya passed away.

The Passing Away of Queen Maya

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Taking care of the baby prince

Search for Truth

Final Nirvana

BIRTH

Growing Up & Four Encounters

Renunciation

Enlightenment

Teaching

  • The Queen’s younger sister, Prajapati, became the prince's foster mother and brought him up with loving care.

Taking Care of the Baby Prince

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Summary on birth of prince siddhartha

Search for Truth

Final Nirvana

BIRTH

Growing Up & Four Encounters

Renunciation

Enlightenment

Teaching

  • Prince Siddhartha was born about 2,500 years ago into the royal family of the Shakyans.

  • Prince’s father was King Shuddhodana, mother was Queen Maya.

  • He was born in Lumbini Park.

  • He was named Siddhartha means “wish fulfilled”.

  • Prince’s mother passed away seven days after his birth.

  • His aunt, Prajapati brought him up since.

Summary on Birth of Prince Siddhartha

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Recap on today learning

Search for Truth

Final Nirvana

BIRTH

Growing Up & Four Encounters

Renunciation

Enlightenment

Teaching

  • Prince Siddhartha was born about _____ years ago into the royal family of the Shakyans.

  • How many tusks does the white elephant have in Queen’s Maya dream?

  • Prince’s father was _____________, mother was ___________.

  • Prince Siddhartha was born in ___________.

  • Who is the Sage that made the prediction that Prince Siddhartha will become a Buddha?

  • Why did the sage have mixed feeling when he saw Prince Siddhartha?

  • Siddhartha means “___________”.

  • Prince Siddhartha’s mother passed away _____ days after his birth.

  • Who looked after Prince Siddhartha after his mother passed away?

Recap on today learning

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