If some one in our modern day became a Buddha, would they too leave their child and not raise him?
What im asking is this;
As we know, prince siddartha left his kid, to 'seek' enlightenment.
He promised his wife and father that when he found the way he would return.
When he did find the way and returned, he didnt stay for good and continue to raise his child. He came back to 'preach' the dharma and left said he had to leave and teach to save all beings from sufferings etc etc..
Now whether that specifc story is true or not, i dont particulary like it.. (first leaving is wife and new born, then not raising him once he returned) Some stories say that once he became buddha he was no longer the same man. he was no longer siddartha, the husband and father. (i dont buy it, of course you are still a father)
Now my question is this;
For those who think the story is true and also believe that what the buddha did was OK, do you think that if a father became fully awakened right now, he would leave his family and go teaching 'the way' to end suffering?
(I understand the reason why Buddha left and then taught; ''To find a cure and to save all beings from suffering''
But at the same time, he had a family to support and also, lets 'face it' he hasnt exactly ''saved'' ALL BEINGS..
So another question could be; ''should Buddha have spent quallity time with his son, playing and raising him, instead of spending all his time teaching 'his way' to end suffering. (I believe his son Rahula, did end up becoming a Monk, but for all we know that could have just been to spend some time with his long lost daddy..
Forgive me friends, its just always been something i didnt 'quite like' about the Buddhism.
Thoughts if you may please?