At the Four Gates, the Prince Witnessed
the Four Miseries.
The pleasure of the palace could not bewitch the prince.
He asked permission from his father to tour the four famous
gates and he sadly discovered the four miseries of living,
old age, sickness, and death. He deeply felt the approaching
of impermanence and admired the serenity of the recluse.
The prince’s determination to leave home was reinforced.
Thirty-Two lmages in a Glance