In his soul he realized it was the darkest of many nights. To him the world and even God’s soul was filled with suffering. Why the soul had to suffer, why had to go through all bad phrase of life? His questions left with no answers. He felt empty inside. A hunger about the answers made him so restless. His sleepless nights were more often. Was this a sign to move ahead in a different direction? He had to search for the answers. He understood it was not possible in this palace with his safety zone. He had to unchain himself from the all bounds and leave this palace. He had to leave everything. Everything? He looked at wife and son who were in a deep sleep. He had everything one man wished for a kingdom, a beautiful wife and a blessed son, but nothing seemed to be more important for him than the answers. And he made a final decision….
Prince Siddhartha left his family and his palace with all the riches at the age of 29 in search for enlightenment and his destiny. He became Buddha at the age of 35.
– Deepa, 04.06.08