Monday, April 15, 2013

The Buddha Abandoning His Family.

I love the picture posted to the left. It is, to the best of my recollection, the only painting I've seen of a rarely discussed episode in the life of Siddhartha Gautama - AKA the Supreme Buddha -. This image depicts the Buddha, darling of Progressives everywhere, as he abandons his wife and infant son.

I've been told, by one American Buddhist-wannbe, that we can't really call the Buddha a deadbeat dad because, being a Prince, he left his family financially well off when he wandered off into the forest to seek Enlightenment.

Tell that to children whose fathers left them when they were babies.

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