The Buddha known as Siddhartha Gautama was born into a wealthy family in the Himalayan slopes which is known today as Nepal, Gautama, he was believed to have lived from 563-483 B.C.E. It is believed that he was sheltered by his parents from suffering. When he ventured out of his palace at age 29 he come upon an old man, a sick man, and a dead man. Wanting to find the reason for aging, illness, and death, he left his family and wife for an ascetic (renounce possessions and exercise extreme self-denial, and encouraging pacifism and vegetarianism) life for six years, he didn’t find this life fulfilling either. So near the Ganges River while meditating under a tree he experienced illumination allowing him to see the secrets of deliverance from human suffering. He spent the rest of his life traveling throughout northeastern India gathering followers and imparting the knowledge he learned. Buddhism differs from Hinduism in that Buddhism discard the cast inequalities. Whereas Hinduism accepts the caste system. Buddhism had a founder, whereas Hinduism developed naturally with Indian society. Buddhist’s believe in only the Budd or “enlightened one”, whereas Hinduist’s believe in a multiple of different gods and goddesses, although they also believe all those gods and goddesses were an expression of a single god called Brahma “the god of creation” (Judge, 51-52).