Life of buddha attaining enlightenment the following excerpts about the life of buddha are taken from geshe kelsang gyatsos book introduction to buddhism he seated himself beneath the bodhi tree in the meditation posture and vowed not to rise from meditation until he had attained perfect enlightenment. The buddha or siddhartha gautama achieved enlightenment through meditation and his doctrines became the foundation for buddhism learn more at biographycom. An able portrait of siddartha guatama buddha some parts are clearly abridged too far such as the prelude which needs more information to make sense to the beginner however mostly this is a captivating story of how a pampered young prince shielded from the world by his father the king decides to find enlightenment through his own devices. The buddha the history of buddhism is the story of one mans spiritual journey to enlightenment and of the teachings and ways of living that developed from it
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