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Painting: Oil, Paint on Canvas.
One day, in the thirtieth year of his life, Siddhartha (Buddha), accompanied by the charioteer Channa, climbed out of the palace.
There he first saw "four spectacles" that changed his entire subsequent life: a beggar old man, a sick man, a decomposing corpse and a hermit. Gautama then realized the harsh reality of life - that illnesses, torments, aging and death are inevitable, and neither riches nor nobility can protect them, and that the path of self-knowledge is the only way to understand the causes of suffering. This inspired Gautama to leave his home, family and property in the thirtieth year of his life and go in search of a way to get rid of suffering.