He went against the Jedi teachings because he decided to let fear and attachments control his actions. There were no "outside events". There was his counscious decision to go against his mandate and oath. Had she seen her in pain and suffering in visions, he would go after her be it on Tatooine, Naboo or anywhere else. The point is that her being in danger can happen anywhere and anytime. Her dying can happen anywhere at anytime. If he wants to be with her everywhere and everytime, fearing any eventual bad thing that could happen, then he can't be a Jedi. He chose to be a Jedi, therefore he has to behave like one. He chose not to when he chose to act on fear. No, he tried because he had the opportunity to without compromising anything else. He didn't do it to help Anakin's fears. Yes, so...? By your logic, that's a stupid question. She's a slave so of course she wouldn't be alright. Who said anything about being a nobody and forgetting she existed? That's a cheap strawman. Letting go doesn't mean pretending someone doesn't exist. What a stupid argument. No, I didn't. Had you read my post you'd realize that I specifically stated that it's irrelevant wether he knew or not that she had been freed. The point is that he saw her in pain and suffering. That's what made him act. Not her condition as a slave. Source? Or be freed and go anywhere. He spent ten years missing her. His visions did not happen for 10 years. And even if what you said was true, all the more reason to let go of fear and attachment. Again, so what? Who said it's not normal for someone to miss one's mother? What trauma? Anakin is pretty healthy in AOTC. He's worried about his mother because he's been having visions of her in pain. That has nothing to do with trauma or sudden separation from his mother. Besides, Anakin chose to be a Jedi. Why didn't he leave the Jedi if he was so traumatized by the requirements? Oh, right. Because he wanted to have his cake and eat it too. And way to miss the point of no attachment. Not to miss his mother? I don't recall that. Source? And yes, he should get over it. Shmi said the same thing: be brave and don't look back. False. The Jedi never said it was easy. Qui-Gon said being a Jedi was not easy and it was a hard life. No, they only allow students within their first year of age precisely because they know the problem with attachment. False. They know very well what he needed: to let go. What he wants is what you think he should have. What he wants is what the Sith provided. That's the whole difference. It did work. He chose not to do it. Source? His fault. He chose not to follow the Jedi way. He chose the easier, more seductive path. Adjusted? Certainly. At the expense of the Jedi way? No. Being a Jedi is not to be like most people. Is to live by a set of tenets and beliefs. Is to leave a selfless life at the service of others. That's the life Anakin chose to have. He was free to leave if he didn't like it. Yeah, fine, until the phone call ended. Then fear would take over again, the visions would appear and he would act on fear of what could happen. Again, self-less. You can't? Hmm, divert limited resources to save a slave out of thousands only to pander someone's inability to let go. Can't imagine why they wouldn't do something like that.