Love in Siddhartha

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Siddhartha had always considered love inessential in his life because he categorized it as a worldly sensation that the common people simply experience. The wisdom and knowledge of the love differs greatly and both play a large role in Siddhartha's quest for finding the Atman. Siddhartha understood that love was the act of loving another human being, but it was just another word in his language until he had experienced it for himself He found out that he still had much to learn after he went through the worries, the heartaches, and the sleepless nights that one goes through when they worry for a loved one. Siddhartha's understanding of love and affection is extremely immature during his earlier years of life. Nothing else really mattered to him during those youthful days because he was only set on one goal — to find his Atman. Everything else on Earth and anything worldly seemed pointless because he did not see how they could aid him in attaining his Atman. Although, he did learn later in his lifetime that everything was great and wonderful for simply being itself Even the stone on the ground was splendid for simply being a stone. The love that Govinda and his father had towards Siddhartha also fell into this category of being worthless in Siddhartha's life. Siddhartha considered them to be inessential. He even saw them as a hindrance in his quest to escape reincarnation. His father had the greatest love for Siddhartha that a person could ever love another person, but that was not even a factor in the consideration of leaving his home to join the Samamas in the woods. His father's desire to keep him home to look after and take care of Siddhartha came off as being selfish to Siddhartha. Siddhartha could not understand the fatherly love and instincts that his father had exerted upon him to guide and protect him in this vast, unknown world. In today's modem world, parents Siddhartha had always considered love inessential in his life because he categorized it as a worldly sensation that the common people simply experience. The wisdom and knowledge of the love differs greatly and both play a large role in Siddhartha's quest for finding the Atman. Siddhartha understood that love was the act of loving another human being, but it was just another word in his language until he had experienced it for himself He found out that he still had much to learn after he went through the worries, the heartaches, and the sleepless nights that one goes through when they worry for a loved one. Siddhartha's understanding of love and affection is extremely immature during his earlier years of life. Nothing else really mattered to him during those youthful days because he was only set on one goal — to find his Atman. Everything else on Earth and anything worldly seemed pointless because he did not see how they could aid him in attaining his Atman. Although, he did learn later in his lifetime that everything was great and wonderful for simply being itself Even the stone on the ground was splendid for simply being a stone. The love that Govinda and his father had towards Siddhartha also fell into this category of being worthless in Siddhartha's life. Siddhartha considered them to be inessential. He even saw them as a hindrance in his quest to escape reincarnation. His father had the greatest love for Siddhartha that a person could ever love another person, but that was not even a factor in the consideration of leaving his home to join the Samamas in the woods. His father's desire to keep him home to look after and take care of Siddhartha came off as being selfish to Siddhartha. Siddhartha could not understand the fatherly love and instincts that his father had exerted upon him to guide and protect him in this vast, unknown world. In today's modem world, parents worldwide still possess the protective parental instincts that oppose their children's desires. For example, a sixteen year old, suburban boy constantly debates with his parents about how...
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