Portrait of the Buddha as a Deadbeat Dad
“The Buddha, a messianic figure whose story predates Christ by at least 500 years, also makes some questionable choices. One decision, however, has intrigued me for years, not as an armchair Buddhist, but as a...

Portrait of the Buddha as a Deadbeat Dad

The Buddha, a messianic figure whose story predates Christ by at least 500 years, also makes some questionable choices. One decision, however, has intrigued me for years, not as an armchair Buddhist, but as a writer: Why does the guy have to abandon his family, in order to attain perfect love?

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