“…but companions and friends desert us when it is the path of holiness we would take.” This seems to describe some people who I know to the tee.
Siddhartha the Hermit: http://mythfolklore.blogspot.com/2014/05/life-of-buddha-siddhartha-hermit.html
It is only fitting that Siddhartha takes the warrior horse to go and perform the noblest act.
Does this have some connection to the power that humans have over animals or what? It seems like, for the most part, animals are gentle beings that are molded by the actions of their owners.
Gopa and Suddhodana Grieve: http://mythfolklore.blogspot.com/2014/05/life-of-buddha-gopa-and-suddhodana.html
It is understandable that all wallowed at the news of Siddhartha’s departure.
Why is it that Kanthaka died? Could this be foreshadowing of more deaths to come?
The Tree of Knowledge: http://mythfolklore.blogspot.com/2014/05/life-of-buddha-tree-of-knowledge.html
Hmm… five dreams? This must represent something significant.
Those were some STRANGE dreams.
Ahh – this describes the image that must associate with “Buddha.” He is seated with legs crossed and is facing towards the east.