Incidences that made Buddha to renounce his worldly life - Art & Culture
Q. Which of the following incidences made Buddha renounce his worldly life?
1) Sight of an old man
2) Sight of corpse
3) Sight of a diseased person
4) Sight of a happy ascetic- Published on 18 Aug 15
a. Only 2 and 3
b. Only 1 and 2
c. Only 1, 2 and 3
d. All of the above
ANSWER: All of the above
Gautama was horrified at the sight of an old man, a diseased person, a dead body, and then being attracted by the saintly appearance of an ascetic. One night he left his home, wife and son and renounced the worldly life.