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    Siddhartha Hero's Journey

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    Throughout Siddhartha’s journey, Siddhartha had to overcome many obstacles and go through many steps of a hero’s journey in order to achieve his ultimate goal of achieving enlightenment. While trying to achieve my goal of earning my driver’s license I will also have to overcome many obstacles. Many of the steps in Siddhartha’s journey that Siddhartha had to deal with and overcome, I too will have to face and overcome them if I want to be able to achieve my goal as Siddhartha did. One of the steps that Siddhartha had to face that I also had to face the refusal to the call. When Govinda was trying to convince Siddhartha to go with him and visit the Buddha and learn from him, Siddhartha said, ‘” … I have become distrustful of teachings and learning and that I have little faith in words that come to us from teachers.”’ (pg. 22) When Siddhartha says this, he is saying that he no longer trusts the words of teachers so he refuses Govinda’s offer to go see the Buddha. I also refused my call to get my permit at the time because I did not want to go to the DMV and wait for several hours just to take my test. However, eventually I decided to go because I needed to get my permit in order to get my license. Just like Siddhartha eventually realized that he needed to go to see the Buddha in order to come closer to achieving his goal of enlightenment. Another step in a hero’s journey that Siddhartha had to overcome that I also have to overcome in order to achieve my goal is the crossing…

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    In “Siddhartha”, by Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha undergoes a tough journey of mental and physical preparation to seek knowledge where he experienced many obstacles that enhanced his wisdom up to the point where he reached enlightenment. The author portrays many obstacles that the protagonist overcomes throughout time only by the crucial preparation to reach the purest state of happiness. Siddhartha, the young falcon, realized that he was not born with knowledge; that he had to experience it in…

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    Firstly, the Buddha is called Siddhartha. The son of the king named Suddhodana and the queen named Maya. At the age of five days, Lord Suddhodana invited eight Brahmins to foretell the characteristics of Prince Siddhartha. To offer prophecy and the youngest Brahmin named kondanna predict that Prince Siddhartha will be enlightened as the Buddha. When Prince Siddhartha grew up until he was 16 years old, he married and at the age of 29 he had a son. Prince Siddhartha was in the nostrils until one…

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    How Did Siddhartha Change

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    Siddhartha is a book about trying to find himself and reach enlightenment. The book has nothing to do with religion but has some aspects relating Buddhism. Some terms used are Nirvana, om, timeless etc. Siddhartha left his father, his best friend, his successful career as a Brahmin. in order to complete this his journey and find enlightenment his own way. The major point in this book is that you must kill your self in way kill your old habits, In order to progress and become the…

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    Life is a journey; and as with all journeys, some people take the time to appreciate the road it takes to get there: the path, the sights along the way, the experience, and the excitement. Then there are those who are so blinded by the allure of the destination that they neglect everything else on the way. In the novel Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse, these two types of people are mirrored by the characters Siddhartha, who discovers the value in being a finder and Govinda who is doomed to be a…

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    Many people spend a lot of time acquiring more knowledge, but to be fulfilled, they should really be gaining wisdom. In the novel Siddhartha by Herman Hesse shows us through Siddhartha that the path to wisdom is long and full of highs and lows, which provides for a more rounded experience and a deeper understanding. Meanwhile, Govinda follows the Buddha for many years, but remains stuck being a follower. Although knowledge is important and improves both Govinda and Siddhartha as people,…

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    he video The Life of the Buddha is informative. One of the most important information provided is when Siddhartha decided to leave everything (family and throne) behind in order to find answers to his questions. The emperor Tilaurakot, Siddhartha’s father, aware Maya’s vision and what his son represented to the religious world, tried to pursue his son into the military lifestyle because he wanted his son to be his successor. During Siddhartha’s childhood, the emperor depicted a perfect world…

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    Buddhism is known to be one of the world’s major religions that was founded in India during 500 B.C., by a teacher known as Budda, which was Siddhartha Gautama (Schober, 2017). Siddhartha born in a royal family that lived north of the Ganges River that who Hindus. Before Siddhartha was born, an astrologer told his father that he would have a son that would become either a powerful emperor or leave to become a very powerful religious leader (Voorst, 2013). Once Siddhartha was born, it was said…

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    In Herman Hesse’s novel Siddhartha, the title character Siddhartha deals with the spiritual journey of self-discovery. Siddhartha searches for personal enlightenment through the search for independence from all teachings and freedom from all earthly knowledge. He confronts many obstacles throughout his search for enlightenment with ignorance, prayer, loyalty, friendship, and desire. During his quest for the essence of human existence, he seeks the truth through his experiences. Throughout his…

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    When moving further into an analysis of how Siddhartha mirrors the teachings of Buddha in his own life, it is important to note the ways that he does follow the rules of Buddhism as well as goes against them. In addition to the idea of following his own path, Siddhartha also follows these teachings in the fact that he does not mean to cause pain to anyone and only wanted to live his life in a way that would please him. At first, he does this by living in a kind of gluttony. He does not want for…

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