Twenty-five hundred years ago, a child was born who was to become the Buddha.
Profoundly troubled, Siddhartha was determined to comprehend the nature of suffering.
A devoted gathering of monks formed around the Buddha at Sarnath.
Compassion stirred the Buddha to send his monks out into the community.
For decades, the Buddha shared his teachings all across northeastern India.
The Buddha prepared to leave the earth forever.
Near death, Siddhartha recalls a childhood moment of when he felt pure joy.
Siddhartha sat down in the shade of the Bodhi tree and began to meditate.
Siddhartha meditated throughout the night and became the Buddha.
Bliss-nirvana-the Buddha taught, could be found through the practice of meditation.
Stories spread of the Buddha's miracles, mixing the marvelous with the mundane.
Once a great prince, Siddhartha became a beggar, surviving on the charity of strangers.