Siddhartha - honors3smith
They become Samanas, who focus on self-depravation and the denial of material comforts as the path to enlightenment. Finally, Govinda and Siddhartha meet. The Samanas initially captivate Siddhartha and Govinda, but the two . After meeting Gotama Siddhartha came to the realization that he had never really viewed. Govinda convinces Siddhartha they both should leave the Samanas and seek In his new wanderings, Siddhartha meets a friendly ferryman, fully content with.
What does that feat show? He stares at him and stands still waiting for the elder to obey his request to leave. This shows that Siddhartha had patience and a calm mind. The elder was angry, but through calmness and persistence Siddhartha could conquer even him.
Chapter 3 - Gotama 1. How is Gotama different from the Samanas? He doesnt torture himself to find peace 2. How do they recognize him?
He stands out, as if pointed to by God. Why does Govinda choose to join him? Govinda loves his teachings and finds them to be true. Siddhartha still isnt sure of them and still hasnt found his own path to salvation but allows Govinda to leave. According to Siddhartha, how will he find enlightenment?
He will wander alone and continue his journey to conquer his Self 5. Siddhartha dodges this question. He says that he isnt to judge who will find enlightenment. He is only to judge himself. He thinks that, through the Buddha, they can find enlightenment. But he feels he cannot and must find it on his own. What has the Buddha robbed from him? What has he given? He gives him a better understanding of himself. Chapter 4 - Awakening 1.
What does Siddhartha decide to study? How is that the one field he has been ignorant in?
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He had never looked at himself on his whole journey but had avoided looking at himself by trying to find Self through others, instead of looking within. He compares himself to a star. How is that so?
He feels alone and feels despair. He is like a star because he is alone in the vast world as a star is alone in the massive sky. How is he different now? He sees himself now more than ever because he was always around people and wasnt able to truly reflect on himself. Why has it occupied Siddhartha so? The Self is Siddhartha's worldly being. It is his desires and also a way of thought. It is his human nature. He hasnt been able to ever permanently lose his Self. This has frustrated Siddhartha and he never figured out how go lose his Self through teachers.
The path ahead of him. He understands that he must quit reflecting on the past and he sees the path ahead of him and takes it in order to become enlightened in the present and future, instead of trying to reach enlightenment by reflecting the past. Chapter 5 - Kamala 1. How has his point of view changed? How does the writing style reflect this? Siddhartha now focuses on the present world instead of always focusing on deep thoughts. The writing style starts to address what is around him more.
Nothing else was necessary. You do not find enlightenment through asceticism or other activities, but by listening to the Voice and the Voice alone. What dream does Siddhartha see? Will this woman lead him to enlightenment? He sees Govinda asking Siddhartha why he left him. Govinda becomes a woman. What does Siddhartha think of the Ferryman and of the river? They are both kind and giving. His inner self told him not to do so.
What does that say about the woman? Your mouth is like a freshly cut fig. She is dark and soft. How does Siddhartha prepare for Kamala? What does he want from her? He cuts his hair and loses his Samana look. He wants to learn of love. Why might the portrayal of Kamala be politically incorrect? She is very sexual 9. What three things can Siddhartha do? Think, wait, and fast When Siddhartha receives his first kiss, the style changes.
Love is added to the writing because Siddhartha has learnt of love now. The richest merchant in the town Siddhartha compares himself to a stone. How is this so? He goes through the world's affairs like a stone in water Chapter 6 — Amongst the People 1.
How does Siddhartha take control of the interview? He takes all of his questions and answers them in a way that shows he is dominant and needs nothing from the merchant 2. For all of his holy skills, in the end, why does Kamaswami hire him? He writes well 3. In your own words and thoughtfully, what did Kamala teach him? About love a pleasure.
What makes Siddhartha good at business? Why might he be an excellent partner for Kamaswami? He is good with people and can write.
He can make people love Kamaswami. What does his four day trip to the village show about Siddhartha? How could that be good business? He can meet new people and make a strong impact on them. These are very useful business skills. He needs to move on. He is stuck in this city life and its wasting his time because he has already learnt as much as possible from it.
What do you suppose a Samana heart is? A heart that is looking for peace. How are Siddhartha and Kamala similar? They both have knowledge of what they do, yet the seek new knowledge. Chapter 7 — Samsara 1. Does Siddhartha have a bad life?
What is good about it? He has people that care about him and he is involved with the world, but maybe not the way he wants to be. There is a cycle of emotions that pass you and you can get caught up in worldly things. He learned how to do things all normal people do. What happened when the property finally became chain and a burden?
He became depressed because he realized that these possessions had brought him down to the level of an average person. How does his dice playing echo his real life? He keeps gambling for more - In his life he has gotten very caught up with possessions 5. What was his Kamala dream about? Sex and death are similar in a way. He realized that sex and lust fade with old age and death comes around. What was the Bird dream about? What does it mean? A songbird that always sang died. This bird represents his goals of reaching enlightenment and his holiness.
Now that he had got wrapped up in possessions, these goals and this holiness died. Why does he feel dead? Why is it important that Kamala is pregnant? Why out of that last trip? He lost sight of his goal. Siddhartha will have a son.
It was bad because she would never see him again, yet she held his child inside her.Chapt 2 Siddhartha by Herman Hesse: With The Samanas
Chapter 8 — By the River 1. Why does Siddhartha wish to kill himself? He feels like he has wasted a lot of his life and has only lost his way towards enlightenment 2. What is the tone of this section.
Govinda in Siddhartha
Its somewhat dark and serious. Even in this seriousness there is still hope within it. What sound does he here? How does he react? He hears the sound "om" from within. He is confused about the sound, and then he thinks about it and falls into sleep.
How is he different when he wakes up? Who is sitting with him? He is rejuvenated and upbeat again. We meet Govinda in the village of Siddhartha's birth. The story follows both of their attempts to find enlightenment. Initially, the two leave a life of great comfort, working as Brahmin and trying to find enlightenment through rituals. They become Samanas, who focus on self-depravation and the denial of material comforts as the path to enlightenment.
Finally, Govinda and Siddhartha meet the Buddha, whose disciples follow his teachings, known as the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, to reach enlightenment. To put it more bluntly, the goal never changes, only the method of getting there.
However, the two split after meeting with the Buddha. Govinda becomes a disciple of the Buddha, while Siddhartha goes his own way. They meet briefly in the middle of the work, in which Govinda, still a disciple of Buddha, watches over the sleeping Siddhartha.
After that, they meet at the end of the book. Here, Govinda has heard of a wise ferryman and wants to see if he can offer him Enlightenment. He finds his old friend Siddhartha, who confirms that Enlightenment cannot be taught.
Now imagine Govinda's mindset.