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!