Gautama Buddha

The myth of the Gautama Buddha is a very complete example of the story elements featured in Land of Meaning.

The first part shows how when you reach a summit, a whole new plane of experience can open up, making you conscious of how limited you actually are. Your perceptions expand one level, so what you considered the finish line ends up being a new starting line.
The second part shows the complete cycle of the mythical hero. Siddhartha Gautama travels around the known land in search of the key to improve the world. He can’t find it there so he heads into the unknown, goes through a struggle in the underworld and discovers paradise. Finally, he returns to home to share his discoveries with his people.