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Transcript of Siddartha
Path To Self-Enlightenment
1.) Leaves his home.
2.) Joins the Samanas.
3.) Meets the Buddha.
4.) Heads to the town.
5.) The River.
Hesse, Hermann. Siddartha. N.p.: Suhrkamp Veriag, 1950. Print.
Siddartha- The Explorer
Brahmin- The Shaman
Govinda- The Regular Guy
Gotama (Buddha)- The Caregiver
Siddhartha - The Man
“Love stirred in the hearts of the young Brahmins’ daughters when Siddhartha walked through the streets of the town, with his lofty brow, his king-like eyes and his slim figure.” – pg. 2
"[Siddhartha] had begun to feel that the love of his father and mother, and also the love of his friend Govinda, would not always make him happy, give him peace, satisfy and suffice him. He had begun to suspect that his worthy father and his other teachers, the wise Brahmins, had already passed on to him the bulk and best of their wisdom [but] his soul was not at peace." - pg. 3
By Arielle Cohen, Nathan Chavarie, Khai Nguyen
Compare and Contrast
Siddhartha's journey to reach nirvana:
The Brahmin - Siddhartha's father & Hindu village priest
“You will go into the forest,” [the Brahman] said, “and become a Samana. If you find bliss in the forest, come back and teach it to me. If you find disillusionment, come back, and we shall again offer sacrifices to the gods together. Now go, kiss your mother and tell her where you are going. For me however, it is time to go to the river and perform the first ablution.” – pg. 8
“Govinda, his friend, the Brahmin’s son, loved him more than anybody else... He wanted to follow Siddhartha, the beloved, the magnificent. And if he ever became a god, if he ever entered the All-Radiant, then Govinda wanted to follow him as his friend, his companion, his servant, his lance bearer, his shadow.” – pg. 2
Govinda - Siddhartha's best friend and follower
Gotama - The Buddha
“He saw him, bearing an alms bowl, quietly leaving the place, an unassuming man in a yellow cowl.” – pg. 22
Vasudeva - The Ferryman
Kamala - Siddhartha's lover; a courtesan
Sanskrit name for "Buddha."
“You will die, Siddhartha.”
“I will die.” – pg. 8
"It is the one thing that binds this planet together ... One is all, all is one."
"Om is the bow, the arrow is the soul / Brahman is the arrow's goal / At which one aims unflinchingly." - pg. 5
"[A]ll the voices, all the goals, all the yearnings, all the sorrows, all the pleasures, all the good and evil, all of them together was the world. All of them together was the stream of events, the music of life...then the great song of a thousand voices consisted of one word: Om - perfection."- pg. 110
"Yes, it is a very beautiful
I love it above everything
.I have often listened to it, gazed at it, and I have
something from it. One can learn much from a river." - pg. 40
You, too, [Siddhartha],
will come back." - pg. 40
Learned from the river.
Once lived the sheltered life of a Prince.
Was the son of the village Brahmin.
A "holy person."
Became an ascetic
Ultimately rejects teaching.
A religious leader.
The "Supreme Buddha."
Part One: Spiritual
Part Two: Material
Part Three: Om
COMING OF AGE
"Siddhartha reflected deeply as he on his way.
He realized that he
no longer a youth
; he was now
. He realized that something had left him left the
old skin a snake sheds.
Something was no longer in him, something that had accompanied him right through his youth and was [a] part of him..." - pg. 30
Searching For Spiritual Enlightenment
"From that hour Siddhartha ceased to fight against his
. There shone in his face the serenity of knowledge, of one who is no longer
confronted with conflict of desires
, who has found
, who is in harmony with the stream of events, with the stream of life, full of sympathy and compassion, surrendering himself to the stream, belonging to the
unity of things.
" - pg. 111
A universal understanding of life..
External VS. Internal
"What is it that you wanted to
learn from teachings and teachers, and although they taught you much, what was it
they could not teach you
? And [Siddhartha] thought: It was
..." - pg. 31
"[Siddhartha's] face resembled that of
, whom he had once known and
and even feared. It resembled the face of
, the Brahmin. He remembered how once, as a youth, he had compelled his father to
let him go
and join the ascetic, how he had taken leave of him, how he had gone and
. Had not his father also suffered
the same pain
that he was now suffering for his [own] son?" - pg. 107
You cannot love
, [Siddhartha]." [Kamala] had said to him and he had agreed with her. - pg. 99
I am like you. You also do not love
--how else could you practice love as a craft? Perhaps, people of our kind can't love. The
can; that's their
." said Siddhartha. - pg. 60
Call To Adventure
The Unhealable Wound