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Written By kkaba on Thursday, 3 January 2013 | 05:06

The Context
Before His last birth, the future Buddha lived in the world of Devatas, in the fourth of six spheres that make up the world of devas (the sixth being the highest, and the first lowest). Over the sphere is "high" comfort is more intense and life is longer.
Devatas from the fourth sphere, has a life period of around four thousand deva years long, which corresponds to 576 million human.

The future Buddha radiated a virtue so pure and was shown a noble behavior than other deva understood without doubt he was the next Buddha.
Thus, a thousand years before His last birth, all the Devatas of the universe and humans – the ones whose has capabilities to communicate with the Devatas - were aware that the next Buddha will soon apear among the humans.
As approaching the long-awaited moment, the Devatas declared to the future Buddha:
"The time has come for you to take birth in the human world. "
Here is when the Devatas Buddha present to the future Buddha
the 5 future visions(Time, country, region, caste, mother)
prerequisites for His acceptance to reborn on earth.

In the region of Majjhimadesa (north-eastern Indian subcontinent), in the kingdom of Kapilavatthu, there lived a king named Sudoddhana, and his wife Sirímahámáyá.
They conceived a child on Thursday of the full moon of July 67 of the Great Era ...

That night, the queen Sirímahámáyá had an extraordinary dream...

Here is when the queen Sirimahamaya makes her extraordinary dream of a white elephant carrying a white lotus flower, climbing a hill of gold and silver, and enters into her by her right flank (night of Budddha’s conception )
Here is when the queen Sirimahamaya gave birth to the future Buddha
(Siddhartha Gautama) in the garden of Lumbini (the Child has just achieved Its first seven miraculous steps)

The birth of the child coincides with many events bodes well
(32 miraculous manifestations, 7 simultaneous births, ...)
Having learned of the birth of this child, the hermit Asita, adviser and friend of King Sudoddhana, went to the palace to worship him. The Child puts His feet on the old man's head and he interprets this gesture as a sign of a future state of Buddha
Here is when the child is presented by the king to the hermit Asita
(which he tramples on his head)
and the eight astrologers Brahmins.

Five days after the birth of His son, the king appealed to eight very famous astrologers Brahmins to read the hand signs of the Prince. After a careful examination of the young baby's hands, the seven most ancient astrologers agreed to say:
"One of two things: if the child continues to live a worldly existence, it will be a very powerful king, dominating the whole of humanity, if the child lives the life of renunciation, he will become a fully lighted up Buddha. "
The youngest of astrologers, meanwhile, sees only one possibility:
"This Child is the future Buddha."
The king was shocked by these predictions. He did not like at all the idea that his son could live a life of renunciation.
Only the prospect of seeing him play as the most powerful kings could meet.
After long thought, he decided to confine his son in the palace, ensuring that it remains untouched by any outside contact, thus preventing it from meeting the circumstances leading to his renunciation of powerful sovereign life.
Here is when the king Sudoddhana performs the ceremony marking the beginning of plowing (known in Cambodia under the name "Preah Chrot nomgkâl" or Feast of the (three) Sacred Grooves)
The Child is / meditating under a tree whose shadow remains fixed constantly protecting the Baby’s cradle of the sun, wixh however, continues his traject normally.
Here is when the queen Sirimahamaya delivers the Child
to Mahapajapati Gautami cares (Second wife of King)
before her death (7 days after Baby’s birth)
Here is when Siddhartha Gautama, became young Prince makes a miraculous demonstration of skill in the use of various instruments (including bow shooting which is reputated to be particularly difficult and demanding)
Here is when the king Sudoddhana presided over the sacred union ceremony
of his son Siddhartha and the Princess Yasodhara Pempa
Here is when Prince Siddhartha leads a continual
pleasures of the senses life in one of His three palaces.
Here is when Prince Siddhartha performs the four meetings
(old, sick, dead, monk) which constitutes the first stage of His Enlightenment.
Here is when Prince Siddhartha renounces His life of pleasures and power and leaves His wife, His concubines, and Rahula, His son.
Here is when the prince Siddhartha is leaving His palace with chana (His faithful servant) and Kataoka (His guardian angel horse).
Devatas are protecting His run away. The ex Prince meets Mara (His nemesis) who tries (unsuccessfully) to convince Him to renounce renunciation and resume His life as a king, and thus, having future power over the world.
Here is when Prince Siddhartha (then 29 years old) arriving on the banks of the river Anoma and abandons all of its assets to Chana
and cuts the hair to become the monk Gautama.
Abandoned by His master, the horse Kataoka died of grief .
Here is when Gautama led for six years - to reach enlightenment and following the advice of the Five ascetics and despiting the protests of men and Devatas - a life of ascetic who drives him into a state of decrepitude and impotence.
Here is when Gautama, who renounced the ascetic state
and left the group of the Five, has refounded beauty and health.
He is 35 years old
In the aftermath of the Five Dreams Night
Gautama accepts the delicious offerings sent by the rich and beautiful Sujata
(Last meal before the Awakening)
Here is when Gautama, who derives the gold offerings bowl, purchased by Sujata, and see it rebounding over the course of the neranyejara river before it sinks
(phenomenon certifying His Buddha’s future condition)
This is at the origin of the famous Loy Krathong Thai festival.
In the variant of the myth presented in this picture, the bowl is got back to him by the king of the Nagas

... during that famous meditation (first moon of April, period of Theravada BuddHist New Year), the mattress of hay becomes a splendid throne known under the name “Aparajita” (throne of triumph)
Here is when Mara, the traditional enemy attempts to disrupt Gautama meditation
and thus, prevent it from becoming a Buddha and impose the good doctrine
to the creatures of this world.
Gautama remains undeterred, and with a light gesture with His right hand causes an earthquake which disperses the disturbers
(Bhumi Sparsi, taking the Eearth as Witness)
Here is when Gautama reached omniscience.
He became the fourth Buddha and contemplate for 7 days the throne of triumph (second week of the 49 days after awakening )
... The Buddha in contemplation under the tree Mucalinda
under the protection of the naga king who inflates his cap like an polycephalic weather proof umbrella (sixth week of the 49 days after awakening)
Absence in Preah Prohm Reath of representations of the second and third week (the episode went jewels "Ratanacaýkama" and episode-free jewels "Ratanaghara"
The fourth week of the visit of the three daughters of Mara (which in some monasteries is represented by a table content sometimes very erotic scenes) is not present to date (October 2011)

...The Buddha under the tree rajayatanal receives food offering by two travelers-traders, and giving alms in return for eight of His hair
(Last week = 49 days after awakening = first meal after awakening).
These eight hair is worshiped today in the monastery Stupa Shwedagon
(Yangon, Myanmar)
lHere is when Brahma Sahampati asks (three times) the Buddha to provide teaching of His message among the creatures of this world.
agreeing to teach the Dharma (law), the Buddha leaves the Uruvela forest
and goes to the Baranasi kingdom
in order to re meet His five former ascetics companions
Here is when the Buddha found the Group of Five and convinced them
to hear the Dharma.
Scene of the first sermon that occurred during the full moon of July 103 Great Era, in Isipatana Forest ("hermits wood "), also known as the Migavana ("Deer Park")
Here is when the Buddha teaches law to King Bimbisara, and receives as offering the Rajagaha Palace who became the first Buddhist monastery
Here is when the Buddha teaches the Dharma to Yassa, whose like Him had abandoned by an individual awareness, a life of wealth, power, and pleasure.

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