A quiet, withdrawn wanderer breaks His journey at the foot of the Bodhi tree. He is a yogi of the finest order, centred within the self. Swiftly His mind retracts within, hurtling into the recesses of samadhi or yogic contemplation. His witnesses of life – plenitude and mendicancy, well-being and disease, life and senescence – had compelled Him to take this path, upon which He is now at a point of no return. Of the accumulated wisdom of His years, the lengthened earlobes of the Buddha are a sign.