The Buddha’s suff ering
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The legend is familiar, and simply told. At the birth of the only heir to the family fortune, wise men confer and determine that the child will either be a great ascetic or else a great ruler. Greatly preferring the latter outcome for his son, the father does his best to bring up the boy in luxury, in a comfort designed to off er no occasion for untoward thoughts of renunciation or joining up with the wandering ascetics, society’s dropouts, known even in far-off Greece for their naked insight.