stop the prince from thinking about unhappiness or leaving
home, King Suddhodana built a pleasure palace for Siddhartha
and Yasodhara. Dancers and singers were asked to entertain
them, and only healthy and young people were allowed into
the palace and the palace garden. The king did not want Siddhartha
to know that everybody gets sick, grows old and will die.
But in spite of the king's efforts, the prince was not happy.
He wanted to know what life was like for people who lived
outside the palace walls.