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Siddharta Gautama was the son of Śuddhodana, "an elected chief of the Shakya clan", whose capital was Kapilavastu, and who were later annexed by the growing Kingdom of Kosala during the Buddha's lifetime. Gautama was the family name. His mother, Queen Maha Maya (Māyādevī) and Suddhodana's wife, was a Koliyan princess. Legend has it that, on the night Siddhartha was conceived, Queen Maya dreamt that a white elephant with six white tusks entered her right side,[web 5] and ten months later Siddhartha was born. As was the Shakya tradition, when his mother Queen Maya became pregnant, she left Kapilvastu for her father's kingdom to give birth. However, her son is said to have been born on the way, at Lumbini, in a garden beneath a sal tree.
There is no point being a peasant god when WE can ALL be princes!
reply to post by filosophia
I made a simple connection between Machiavelli's book called The Prince which is basically a discourse in bastardry and ruthlessness, which are inherent properties assumed of ANY of TPTB and their kin ... AND Gautama Buddha being born into a ROYAL bloodline as A PRINCE!
The insight is my own and because it looks conspiratorial and evil minded to me and hence I applied the Machiavellian spin since it is appropriate.
I hope this dispels the confusion for you.
Do you disagree! Or do you agree with me that he was a false prophet?
The term Prince to me means to BE principled.