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Essay on “Lord Buddha” Complete Essay for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.

Lord Buddha

 

The childhood name of Gautama Buddha was Siddhartha. He was born in 563 B.C. His father’s name was Shuddhodhana was the kind of Kapilvastu. His mother’s name was Maya Devi. She died when Gautama was only seven days old. It was his step mother, Gautami Devi, who brought him up.

 

          He grew up to be a very sensitive young man who was much concerned with the welfare of others. His father tried his best to keep him involved in the luxurious life of the palace. He did not want that young Siddhzartha should go outside and see the misery of the world.But history tells us that the young man went out with this charioteer, Channa on three occasions, at least.

 

          Siddhartha was greatly touched as he saw an old man, a sick man and a dead body. He wanted to do something to deliver the humanity from all such misery. He reflected on this problem for long. At last on hearing some words from the mouth of a hermit which encouraged him to renounce the world, he decided to leave the palace and go into the forest for meditation. Before going, he had a lasting glance on his beloved wife Yashodhra and son, Rahul, who were enjoying a sound sleep at midnight.

 

          He started austere meditation to know the secret of life and death and observed long fasts. At last he got enlightenment under the Bodghi tree at Gaya. Now he became the Buddha the enlightened one.

          He delivered his first sermon at Sarnath. At first five persons became his disciples. Soon his message began to spread far and wide and the number of his disciples grew quickly. Buddhist math’s were later established all over the country.

          He was an agnostic. He challenged the truth of the Vedas. He laid stress on truth and reason. He preached that the sole cause of misery was our desires which should be controlled to bet peace and happiness. He laid emphasis on them middle path and exhorted his disciples to follow the eight fold path to get rid of misery. IN essence, his message means service to mankind and all living beings without any selfish motives.

 

Essay No. 2

 

Lord Buddha

Many kings have lived and ceased to be; nobody remembers them, but Gautam  Buddha’s name will till the world lasts. He was born in the sixth century B.C. His name in childhood was Siddhartha Gautam. His father was a ruler of a small kingdom. His name was Shudhodana. When Gautam was born the world was filled with light. It was said “This baby would be a great king or a great teachers or saint.”

Time passed. The little prince grew from a baby to a handsome boy. He lived in  a beautiful place. His teachers were surprised because he knew so much without being taught. But his father was troubled because Gautam did not like shooting and hunting like other princes. He was very brave. He was expert in handling weapons. He did not like hunting as sport. He was very kind. Once he saved the life of a swan which  was shot by his cousin named Devbrat. He became angry with Gautam but Gautam did not take it seriously. He spent his time in wandering alone. Sometimes, he sat in deep thought under a tree. He thought over the questions of life and death. To  divert his attention , his father married him to Yashodhara. It was all in vain. He was blessed with a son. But this did not make him happy. He decided to leave the world. He said, “ I must do something to bring peace to my friend,”

One dark night. Gautam stoel away into the woods. He left his wife and son sleeping. While the sun was rising, he walked towards the mountains. On the way, he met a beggar. He exchanged his clothes with him. Thus he became free from all the ties of the world. From that day, Gautam became a beggar. He has asked may questions with  no answer. He was very sad to see the old age, ill body and poverty. So he had no attraction for this world. He left everything and spent his life like a fakir or beggar.

Gautam tried to find truth and knowledge. He went with five pupils in the forest. But he could not find peace. He gave a suffering to his body but it was not fruitful process. He became weak and could not find peace. He left the  process and started to take meals. Thus he recovered after three months.

Gautam did not stop his search for truth and knowledge. One day he sat down to rest under a fig or Bo- tree. He ate his food and began to think. It was then that he got enlightenment. He understood the mysteries of life and death. He got up to teach his knowledge to the world.

Buddha taught something which even a child can learn and understand. He taught not to take the life of any living thing. He told that desires were the cause of all troubles. So they should be overcome. He taught that people should think good thoughts. Do good deeds and lead good lives. 

 

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