Part One: Life of the Buddha

EXERCISE 22. Returning Home

  1. Where was the Buddha when the king sent messengers?
  2. How many messengers did he send?
  3. Why did they not tell him the message?
  4. Who did give him the message?
  5. Where had the king arranged for him to stay?
  6. What did the elderly people do when they came to see him?
  7. What did the Buddha do?
  8. Why was the king not happy?
  9. What was the “custom” that the Buddha spoke about to the king?