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As you may or may not know almost all religions have some sort of a prime leader who the people worship to This leader is usually the person who basically began the religion and decided what its beliefs will be based on This person marks that point in time where we can refer back to and say yes it all started when Siddhartha Gautama was the creator of Buddhism He was also known as the Buddha which means the enlightened one There are many ways in which Gautamas life the way he was brought up and the way he lived it can be compared and contrasted with the life of our Savior Jesus Christ From the early years to their ascetic years their lives were completely different in fact in way they were almost complete opposites Over 2500 years ago Siddhartha Gautama was born into a wealthy warrior caste in Nepal Old Brahmin at the court predicted that the child Buddha would one day become either a world emperor or a world savior This story is similar to the one we know about Jesus Over 2000 years ago in Bethlehem even though Jesus was born into a family who was not very rich like Siddharthas the angels wise men and Shepherds all traveled to see Jesus whom they knew was a special young infant and would one day be known to many people Gautama was brought up in a very high class environment His father had spoiled him and was given everything he desired All this was done to protect him from what was actually going on in the real world old age sickness and death Guatama was given a life of beauty and luxury and was deprived the actual hard factors of life He never knew that pain and suffering existed On the other hand Jesus was brought up in a warm caring environment His parents taught him
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