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we have all been born on this earth as part of one great human family ultimately each of us is just a human being like everyone else we all desire happiness and do not want sufferingThe birth of the first Buddha started out with a dream Queen Maha-Maya of the Sakya warrior caste had a dream when the moon was full during the midsummer festival Four guardian angels lifted her up and took her to the Himalaya Mountains where they laid her under a sal-tree While there she was attended to by the wives of the guardian angels who bathed her and removed every humanly stain from her being Then they clothed her anointed her with perfumes and decorated her with flowers The future Buddha had become a white elephant and as it approached his mother-to-be he picked and held a white lotus flower with his trunk Then he walked around her with his right side towards her repeating this three times and upon the last time he entered into her womb Wisdom of Buddha 12-14The next day Maha-Maya had her dream interpreted by the Brahmans They told her that she was pregnant with a male child One who if lived the household life would become a Universal Monarch but if he was to leave the household life he would then become a Buddha Wisdom of Buddha 14Ten months into her pregnancy Maya left for Lumbini where she went to visit with her kinsfolk During her trip between the two cities she saw a sal-tree and stopped to admire it As she stood near it the tree appeared to reach out its branches for her to hold on to and as she did this she gave birth to a spotless boy who spoke This is the best direction Then he took seven steps and said The chief am I in all the world Wisdom of Buddha 17The child was named Siddhartha meaning every wish fulfilled
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