Chapter 1 – The Brahmin’s Son Siddhartha Study Guide Questions 1. Why is Siddhartha unhappy? Why is his spirit like a “waiting vessel”? A- Because he needs to find an answer to his questions. And the waiting vessel is because it just sits there not doing anything. 2. Why is Govinda willing to follow him? A- Because he is his best friend. And he never wants to leave his side. 3. How are the Samanas described? From his description, how does the author feel about them? A- The way he describes them sounds neutral. 4. How did Siddhartha convince his father? Why didn’t he just go? A- He convinced his father by when his father rejected the thought he stayed still standing and waited until his father agreed. 5. Why, do you suppose, Siddhartha’s mother doesn’t have more of a role in the decision? A- I feel like in those times woman didn’t have much leverage there. Chapter 2 – With the Samanas 1. How does he act when he is with the Samanas? A- Like he is one of them. But he later he still searches for an answer. 2. What is his goal? What happens when he reaches that goal? A- His goal is to find enlightenment and achieve Nirvana. 3. How does Siddhartha meditate? A- His meditations are long. He never eats when he does it. And he says the holy word Om. 4. What frustrates Siddhartha? A- 5. Complete the quote: “I could have learned more quickly and easily ________________.” Explain this. 6. According to Siddhartha, what can one learn? Explain this. A- According to him, one can learn whatever they wish to achieve enlightenment. 7. Who is Gotama? What does the author think of him? A- Gotama is Buddha or the Illustrious One that Govinda
Siddhartha Gautama Buddha
Siddhartha Gautama Buddha was a prince at birth and his father sheltered him from all kinds of suffering that he may feel, so he was not allowed to go out of the palace. After asking his father’s permission he then went outside of the palace for four times and saw different kinds of suffering. On his first three trips he saw sickness old age and death. And on his fourth trip he saw a monk and said to himself that he would want to be one. He left his wife and family, and….
In the book Siddhartha, by Herman Hesse, figurative language is used to create beautiful pictures, settings and feelings more real. Strong images, metaphors, and symbols help to make the books topic, Buddhism, more understandable.
Imagery is used to make the setting and Siddhartha's words come alive. The author spends a good amount of time describing the settings in Siddhartha's journey, to convey that in Buddhism words are not just the teachings, but lessons of everyday life….
The depictions of Buddha/Siddhartha Gautama have various depictions, postures and gestures in the regions of India and Southeastern Asia due to the different cultural and architectural influences of other civilizations over time. With every posture depicted of Buddah each contains a different hand gestures which are known as the Mudras. The seated Buddha from second century Gandhara or modern day Pakistan carved from gray schist and influenced by classic Greek culture. Together these mixture of culture….
founded by an ex-Prince Siddhartha Gaumata. Gaumata was
a prince who was brought up in a perfect surrounding. When the prince left the
palace he saw all the poverty. At the age of twenty nine, the prince left his
wife and his infant son to meditate and practice Yoga to find peace and
enlightenment. Gaumata was meditating for a long time when finally while he was
sitting under a Bo tree he had attained the enlightenment he was looking for. It
is for this reason he got the name Buddha, meaning the enlightened….
-Founder of Buddhism
- Lived 566 (?) - 480 (?) B.C.E.
- Son of Indian warrior/king
-Privileged but bored
- Wandered in search of understanding
- Lay at the end of all existence
- Based on interaction with an old man, an ill man, a corpse and an ascetic (hermit)
- Renounced princely title
- Deprived himself of worldly possessions
- Understood how to be free from suffering and achieve salvation.
- Became known as Buddha- "Enlightened….
Siddhartha Gautama is the single figure that Buddhism, an important religion in world history, relates back to. He was the leader and also the founder of one of many sects which could be found in India during his lifetime. This sect would transform into a religious movement that is still widely practiced today. The Buddhist community he founded continued after his death, to develop and establish a state religion in India. His teachings that he and his followers helped to spread through the Ganges….
Siddhartha Gautama Biography
Siddhartha Gautama, Gautama Buddha, Shakyamuni or formally known as Buddha is a famous for his teachings of Buddhism from 563- 483 BCE. It is believed that Buddha was born in present day Nepal. He was born into a royal family, his father being Suddhodana, an elected chief of the shakya clan, and his mother being Queen Maha Maya, and, was a Koliyan princess. There is a rumor that goes along with Siddhartha’s conceiving. On the said night his mother dreamt that a white….
Buddhism that is celebrated widely
by many different countries including Thailand, China, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. The ritual Parinirvana
celebrates Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death for both individuals and the greater Buddhist
community. Buddha is celebrated in a variety of different ways from one country to another but has
around 376 million adherents with identical significance of celebrating Buddha’s universal peace
message and guideline to mankind which is the belief that peace can….
tradition that focuses on personal spiritual development and the attainment of a deep insight into the true nature of life. There are 376 million followers worldwide.
Buddhists seek to reach a state of nirvana, following the path of the Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, who went on a quest for Enlightenment around the sixth century BC.
There is no belief in a personal god. Buddhists believe that nothing is fixed or permanent and that change is always possible. The path to Enlightenment is through the….
Siddhartha Gautama who was born in Nepal was later known as Buddha and started the religion of Buddhism. It is believed by scholars that Siddhartha Gautama is a real person but the one thing that they do not believe is about his life. Siddhartha Gautama was born in Nepal around 300 and 500 B.C. which is about 2,300 to 2,500 years ago. Siddhartha Gautama name mean enlightened one or the awakened.
Siddhartha Gautama father was king and his mother had died after she had given birth to him. A holy man….