Little did Siddartha know that all these concepts would be the foundation of a religion called Buddhism. Buddhism now has more than one million followers all thanks to Siddartha and his teachings.
Siddartha is surprised by the change of scenery and thinks it is very interesting.
Wow! There are actually people my age here.
Siddartha then sees something that shocks him. He sees a skinny old man sitting on the side of the dirty street begging people for money, even as little as 5 cents. Not only that, but he passes by a hospital which he realizes is an entire building for people that are sick and many deaths occur there. Siddartha realizes there is a lot more to the world than what he knew.
Please, spare me some change!
After this revelation, in denial and shock, Siddartha decides to leave that palace and live his life as an ascetic for 6 years. This did not lead him towards finding the solution to all the suffering he witnessed in the city. He then attempted to find the solution by sitting under a bodhi tree for 49 days and meditating. This method ends up working and he reaches enlightenment.