All of the art that is rendered has been done over the ages that relates to the life of Buddha and his followers. Buddhism is kind of a mystery to me because of how entrenched it is in various countries throughout the eastern hemisphere. In this modern age of a faithless world to the zealous extremes of killing in the name of a belief system...to the oppression of having any beliefs, I am like a child when it comes to looking at cultures that have such varied roots. They are often entangled, overlapping and still the earth seems to cling to the roots when you transplant it into another region.
I was going to only post one of these images and share something else, but this is a set married to each other. I believe it is one of the early stories of Buddha, when he was a child. It is said that his father concealed his aging because he did not want his son to fear death. Moreover, he shielded his son from seeing any human suffering because it was foretold that his son would either be a holy man or a great king. Since his father wanted him to become a king, he shielded him from all religious teachings and concealed his own aging from his son.
What is interesting about both of these images is that the painter chose not to capture a facial image. Rather you see only the back of the child, a partial view of a cow. It is like a journey of his discovery of the world around him, which doesn't seem to correlate with the age of Buddha's great escape at 29.