scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 875
There are two parts to the main theme of this work One part is that people can teach religious doctrine but it may not lead one to find ones true inner self The other part is that knowledge can be taught but wisdom comes from experience The main character Siddhartha came to understand these things during his glorious journey to find spiritual enlightenment in the book Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse In order to find his self Siddhartha undertook a quest that was split into four main parts These parts include understanding escape from self knowledge of self and wisdom enlightenment The first part understanding involved him living with his father who was a brahmin Siddhartha realized that he made everybody else happy but that he himself wasnt He also got the feeling that he had already learned the best of what his teachers had to teach but it still wasnt enough He still wasnt satisfied One day he and his friend Govinda meditated by a banyan tree Siddhartha recited the verse Om is the bow the arrow is the soul Brahman is the arrows goal At which one aims unflinchingly8 It was after meditating with Govinda that he realized what he had to do In an attempt to reach the arrows goal he would leave his father to join the Samanas who he thought had the secrets to finding the self While with the Samanas Siddhartha learned many ways to escape the self He would do this through meditation abandonment of the body fasting and the holding of breath He abandoned his body through these ways many times but would still always come back to being Self and Siddhartha He would come back to feel the torment of that life cycle Siddhartha soon found out that he was in fact going in circles He saw that
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA