This comic book depicts the story of Buddha's early life and how he became the "Buddha".
Born as Prince Sidhhartha, fortune-tellers forecast that he would be either a great king or a great saint. His father, the King took every care to keep him in a life of pleasure so he would become king, not saint. The prince grew to be a strong, handsome youth. Yet he was kind; he saved a bird struck by his cousin's arrow and so claimed the bird as his.
One day, on a ride outside the palace through the city, he saw a sick, an old and a dead man. Their sight opened his eyes to the suffering in the world and set him thinking. He left his wife, newborn son and the palace and went in search of knowledge to end suffering in the world. People called him Buddha ('the Enlightened').