The prince then decided to leave home,cut his hair and search for perfect peace of mind.
He then met five men, all about his age, searching for the same thing. They said: "Deny your body what it most desires, and set your mind free."
And so the prince starved himself for six years, eating only three sesame seeds a day.
Then one day, he found the meaning of a childhood dream, a dream in which all he could see was suffering and pain. He knew he had found what he was looking for, and so decided to eat properly once more.
He then sat and set his mind free, and after fighting temptation, he found enlightenment.
As he touched the earth, he began to see all his past lives, and saw life as a wheel that went round and round, with no escape.