May 122014

the buddha

This part of the story:

One afternoon, when he was 29, Siddhartha fell into a rage. He went into the other room, where his children sat quietly. The first he smothered, the second he stuck through with a knife.

Seeing the carnage, his wife was afraid. She ran to the village to seek help, but fell down the hillside and injured herself. Unable to move, she died after a time.

When Siddhartha returned to his senses, he was appalled at the actions he had taken, and determined to live as an ascetic.

Pretty interesting – the Buddha lived a princely life for 29 entire years before decided to give it up. Not many would have the strength to do that. Namaste!

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