Siddhartha left his kingdom to find a spiritual solution to the problems of human life; he craved spiritual satisfaction. At the age of 29 Siddhartha went out into the city 4 times, each time he saw something new. The first time he saw an old man-broken by life- leaning on a staff. The second time, a sick man laying on the roadside. On his third trip, he saw a corpse be prepared for cremation. Lastly, on his fourth trip, he saw an ascetic Hindu monk; one who practices serve self-denial.