Unless we understand the whole scenario things do not become clear. Siddhartha Gautama started in pursuit of hidden truths of life even while living in family. At a very young age he realized nothing could be gained living in family. One night touching feet of wife and child he left for deep dense forests to contemplate in isolation. No matter how best he tried he could not reach the hidden cosmic truths.
He returned back to community but not to his house. And again started in pursuit of cosmic truths of life! Despite best efforts he again could not reach cosmic hidden truths of life while living in community. Exasperated he finally sat under a bodhi tree for a period exceeding 12 years and he finally reached stage of enlightenment. By this time Gautama Buddha was so exasperated… he preached to mankind to follow the middle path… neither in jungles (deep dense forests) nor living in community one could reach stage of enlightenment so he suggested following the middle path… the best of both!
By: Vijay Kumar “Atma Jnani”… The Man who Realized God in 1993 – (Ref. 161120)
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