Priest Sitting, Library of Congress
Why did Siddhartha remain standing? Why didn't he just leave? Did Siddhartha's father allow him to leave because, in a sense, Siddhartha had "already left"?
What would Siddhartha have done if his father would have said "No" to his request?
Why does Siddhartha speak of himself in the third person?
Given that Govinda was Siddhartha's "lance bearer," speculate about the conditions under which Govinda left home.