One night after midnight, Prince Siddhartha escaped from his palace, leaving his young wife and baby son, Rahul, asleep. After many years of spiritual searching he decided to sit by the banks of a river, under a tree, and meditate on life. There he was enlightened and became a buddha. During that long night in meditation he realised that humans, animals, forests, insects, mountains and rivers are all interconnected and interrelated and that earth, air, fire and water are the common sources of all life.

After this realisation the Buddha walked from village to village and town to town in ...


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