From the time I was born, no one would allow me to touch the ground lest I fell into the power of something very wicked. I myself developed a great fear of the earth.

One day, while out hunting, my saddle broke and I crashed to the earth. Moreover, I went through the earth, right to the heart of the wickedness that my mother feared so much.

I do not regret that I fell into the earth, for that is where I learned everything.

The Ungrounded Prince in The Glass Axe, Yellow Fairy Book. Image of Siddhartha leaving the palace from fresco on Buddha wall of Wat Phra Suthep in Chian Mai, Thailand.