The Buddha Did It Backwards

The Buddha

This is an absurd claim on its face. The Buddha, like all of us, lived his life the only way he could have lived it. Since we cannot go back and change past events, they always occurred the way they had to occur, as a historical question.

What I mean is that the Buddha left the palace, and his wife and infant child, behind at the beginning of the series of events that would culminate in his awakening, the dramatic…

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