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the river seemed like a god to him and for many years he did not know that every wind, every cloud, every bird, every beetle is equally divine and knows and can teach just as well as the ______ river.
esteemed
their vanities, desires and ________ no longer seemed absurd to him; they had become understandable, lovable, and even worthy of respect
trivialities
In the evening, however, when the heat _______ and everyone in the camp was alert and gathered together, they heard the Buddha preach
abated
THey themselves intended to _____ from food that day.
abstain
if you find ______, come back, and we shall again offer sacrifices to the gods together.
disillusionment
govinda knew that he would not become an ordinary Brohmin, a lazy sacrificial official, an avaricious dealer in magic sayings, a concetited worthless ______, a wicked sly priest, or just a good stupid sheep amongst a herd.
orator
[meditation] is a temporary _____ against the pain and folly of life.
palliative
Every finger of his hand spoke of peace, spoke of completeness, sought nothing, imitated nothing, reflected a continuous quiet, an unfading light, an ________ peace.
invulnerable
he had a happy knack and surpassed the merchant in calmness and _________, and in the art of listening and making a good impression on strange people
equanimity
or are we perhaps going in circles--we who thought to escape from the ___________?
cycle
Who would not willingly give advice to a poor, ignorant Samana who comes from the _______ in the forest?
jackals
it seemed to him that they had been arrogant and ______ words
precocious
i should prefer it if you would give me some old clothes and keep me here as your assistant, or rather your ________, for I must learn how to handle the boat
apprentice
I hoarded money, I _______ money, I acquired a taste for rich food, I learned to stimulate my senses
squandered
there is, so i believe, in the ____ of everything, something that we cannot call learning.
essence
amongst the thousands there have been a few, four or five, to whom the river was not an _______.
obstacle
the water changed to _______ and rose, became rain and came down again, became spring, brook and river, changed anew, flowed anew.
vapor
you show the world as a complete, unbroken chain, an ______ chain, linked together by cause and effect
eternal
kamaswami _______ him for not returning immediately, for wasting time and money.
reproached
i am no longer what i was, i am no longer an _______, no longer a priest, no longer a brahmin.
ascetic
and remembering kamala's words, he was never ___________ to the merchant, but compelled him to treat him as an equal and even more than his equal.
servile
without quite knowing what was happening, siddhartha was led away by the servant, conducted by a _______ route to a garden house, presented with a gown, let into the thicket and expressly instructed to leave the grove unseen, as quickly as possible.
circuitous
He was overwhelmed by a feeling of icy _______, but he was more firmly himself than ever.
despair
how, indeed, could he not know love, he who has recognized all humanity's vanity and ________, yet loves humanity so much that he has devoted a long life solely to help and teach people?
transitoriness
what i have so far learned from the samanas, i could have learned more quickly and easily in every inn in a prostitute's ______, amongtst the carriers and dice players
quarters