We Can See What Prince Sidhartha Couldn't See
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What is Buddhism? An eponymous product!
From a position 2600 years distant, we have a view of Buddha Shakyamuni as the fully enlightened world teacher, as well as the story of the life of the historical Buddha-to-be that had trust issues with his own father. We have read about his dramatic change of mind to become a forest hermit, and can see that those decisions were based upon a breaking of trust between the future Buddha and his father. However, instead of feeling damaged by understanding that his father had lied to him, trying to control him to his own wishes, he escaped to find out what is truly real.