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Siddhartha takes place in India probably around 570-480BC or 470-380BC There is two possibilities when this story takes place because the date of the Buddha has two theories Normally Siddahartha is the name of Buddha but in this story Siddahartha and Buddha is a different person Siddahartha was a Brahmins son He was very intelligent and thirsty for knowledge Everybody was delighted and made happy by him Because of that he was loved by everybody Although he wasnt happy His intellect wasnt satisfied and he thought he couldnt find complete peace in himself if he stayed as a Brahmin So after being permitted by his father he joins the Samanas with his close friend Govinda who was also a Brahmins son Siddhartha made one goal to become empty of thirst desire pleasure and sorrow He wanted to let the Self die From the Samanas he learned many ways of losing the Self but every time he couldnt completely flee from it He always came back to the Self in the end He wonders if he came nearer to his goal Govinda one day said that he wanted to go and listen to the Buddhas teachings with Siddhartha Buddha had a lot of names like Gotama the Illustrious one the Sakyamuni and he was rumored that he was perfect Siddhartha agrees with Govinda so they started on a journey to hear the Buddhas teaching After they heard the Buddhas teachings Govinda becomes his follower but Siddhartha doesnt Siddhartha and Govinda said goodbye to each other Siddhartha learned that even from the perfect one the teachings wouldnt teach him so he decides to be taught by nobody He realizes that he was trying to lose the Self because he was afraid of it From here he starts to learn from himself After a few days he reaches a large town and there he sees a beautiful woman carried in a sedan chair go into the
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