The Great Quest

A dramatic feature film based on the true life of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha

4. Siddhartha's farewell

The full moon shines in from an open doorway as Siddhartha enters the room. The moonlight casts an aura around him.
Yasodhara sleeps with her baby nestled against her breast. The sheet lies partly over her new son, hiding his face.
Siddhartha walks to the bed, reaches towards Yasodhara's hair, stops an inch from it. He pulls his hand back. His eyes show the anguish of his thoughts.
He paces slowly around the bed and bows his head long near Yasodhara's feet.
He rises, hesitantly reaches for the sheet hiding his son's face. His hand halts in mid-air. He nods.
I will return with more than the riches of a Palace for both of you.
His face determined, he walks out.