Life of Buddha Siddhartha Gautama, was born in the sixth century B.C. His father, Suddhodana, was the ruler, Siddhartha grew up living the lavished life of a young prince. But one day, Siddhartha ventured out in the world and confronted with reality of the inevitable suffering of life. Then, at the age of twenty-nine, he left his kingdom and newborn son to lead an ascetic life and determine a way to relieve universal suffering.