Prince Siddhartha had seen the unavoidable sufferings of life, that is, old age, sickness and death. He had also seen a happy man with a calm mind, that is, an ascetic who led a free life without being confined in any place. He knew that he would have to leave the palace in order to find the Truth. Many thanks to Prince Siddhartha Gautama aka The Buddha, Shakyamuni, Gotama Buddha, Tatagatha, The Enlightened One

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There is No Escape

From Old Age, Sickness & Death

Prince Siddhartha had seen the unavoidable sufferings of life, that is, old age, sickness and death. He had also seen a happy man with a calm mind, that is, an ascetic who led a free life without being confined in any place.

These four sights had given him a new insight into the meaning of life. He thought, “Someday, we may be sick; we shall become old; from death there is no escape.

The luxuries of the palace did not attract him anymore.

He knew that he would have to leave the palace in order to find the Truth

Now - Is the Time!

Prince Siddhartha Gautama:
aka The Buddha, The Enlightened One, Shakyamuni, Gotama Buddha, Tatagatha