I dreamed of a white elephant that foretold me that my son is to be a very special spiritual leader.
if he sees suffering he will not become king he will become a spiritual leader
My son WILL become king, I will never allow him to see suffering to allow him to be king
At 16 the prince married a beautiful princess and soon after they had a son he was very happy with his life and didn't leave the palace boundaries
When queen Maya was to give birth there were many signs that suggested that her son may be a special person. one of these was through a dream with a white elephant.
A Prophet called Asita visited the boy. he told the king that boy will either be a great king or a great holy man, however the king did not like this he wanted his son to become king
The king got what he wanted and he made sure the princes life was one of great privilege,he was never allowed to leave the palace grounds, it was made sure there was no way the prince could see suffering
As Prince Siddhartha grew older he became more frustrated, so much so that when he was 29 years old, he convinced a member of staff looking after him to sneak him out of the palace.