Siddhartha's Journey to Enlightenment

Siddhartha's Journey to Enlightenment

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1. The Brahmin's Son

2. - Siddhartha leaves his father to join the Samana's -Siddhartha stands in one place for a day in order for his dad to let him go join the Samana's

3. "He had begun to sense that his venerable father and his other teachers, that the wise Brahmins, had already imparted to him the bulk and the best of their knowledge, that they had already poured their fullness into his waiting vessel, and the vessel was not full, his mind was not contented."

4. With the Samanas

5. - Siddhartha and his best friend (Govinda) realize they need to lose themselves to find enlightenment

6. "Siddhartha had a goal, a single one: to become empty – empty of thirst, empty of desire, empty of dreams, empty of joy and sorrow."

7. Gotama

8. - Siddhartha and Govinda leave the Samanas after 3 years of being with them - They go to search for the Buddha - Govinda becomes mesmerized by the Buddha's teachings but Siddhartha see's nothing - Siddhartha leaves Govinda for he has decided to follow the Buddha

9. "On all paths of the glorious grove, monks in yellow cloaks were walking; they sat here and there under the trees, absorbed in contemplation or in spiritual conversation; the shady gardens looked like a city, filled with people swarming like bees."

10. Kamala

11. - Siddhartha leaves the ferryman's hut - Siddhartha goes into a town where he meets Kamala who soon teaches him about sex and pleasure - Siddhartha also learns about wealth and health

12. "“He is like Govinda,” he thought, smiling. “All the people I meet on my path are like Govinda. All are thankful, although they themselves have the right to be thanked. All are subservient, all want to be friends, like to obey, think little. People are children.”

13. - Siddhartha starts looking for a job to become wealthy and healthy - Siddhartha becomes a rich merchant for Kamaswami - Siddhartha soon picked up a bad gambling problem with dice - After 20 years Siddhartha leaves the town when he realized he became off track and stopped looking for enlightenment

14. “Stop scolding, dear friend! Scolding has never achieved anything. If there has been a loss, then let me bear the burden. I am very content with this trip. I have met all sorts of people, a Brahmin has become my friend, children have ridden on my lap, farmers have shown me their fields. No one took me for a merchant.”

15. Amongst the People

16. "Like a veil, like a thin mist, weariness descended on Siddhartha, slowly, a bit denser each day, a bit dimmer each month, a bit heavier each year. A new garment grows old with time, loses its lovely color with time, gets stains, gets wrinkles, frays out at the hems, starts showing awkward, threadbare areas."

17. Awakening

18. - Siddhartha sees the world more clearly and natural than he did before he started off into the forest searching for enlightenment -Siddhartha meets a ferryman who teaches him about the beauty of the river and how the river can teach him many things - Siddhartha stays in the might in the Ferryman's hut and dreams about Govinda

19. "He looked around as if seeing the world for the first time. Beautiful was the world, colorful was the world, bizarre and enigmatic was the world! There was blue, there was yellow, there was green. Sky flowed and river, forest jutted and mountain: everything beautiful, everything enigmatic and magical. And in the midst of it he, Siddhartha, the awakening man, was on the way to himself."

20. Samasara

21. - Kamala realeases her songbird when Siddhartha left - She understood that Siddhartha is just a wandering Samana so she decides not to look for him - Siddhartha left his home to go commit suicide due to depression

22. By the river

23. - When Siddhartha goes to drown himself, he hears a om - Siddhartha fell into a deep sleep soon after - After awhile, Siddhartha wakes and feels like a new man - Govinda appeared near Siddhartha and was recognized fast. SIddhartha wasn't recognized right away - They talk for a little and than go their separate ways

24. "“Stop scolding, dear friend! Scolding has never achieved anything. If there has been a loss, then let me bear the burden. I am very content with this trip. I have met all sorts of people, a Brahmin has become my friend, children have ridden on my lap, farmers have shown me their fields. No one took me for a merchant.”

25. The Ferryman

26. - SIddhartha finds the ferryman who took him across the river once - Siddhartha moves in with the ferryman and gets taught about a ferryman's life and how to listen to the river

27. "“Stop scolding, dear friend! Scolding has never achieved anything. If there has been a loss, then let me bear the burden. I am very content with this trip. I have met all sorts of people, a Brahmin has become my friend, children have ridden on my lap, farmers have shown me their fields. No one took me for a merchant.”"

28. The Son

29. - Kamala soon finds out she is pregnant with Siddhartha's son - When she has the baby she looks for Siddhartha but soon gets bitten by a snake - Siddhartha tries to be the kids father but the child is disrespectful and mean - The child soon runs away. leaving Siddhartha heart broken

30. “Stop scolding, dear friend! Scolding has never achieved anything. If there has been a loss, then let me bear the burden. I am very content with this trip. I have met all sorts of people, a Brahmin has become my friend, children have ridden on my lap, farmers have shown me their fields. No one took me for a merchant.”

31. Om

32. Govinda

33. - Govinda searches for ferryman not realizing that is was Siddhartha when he finally found him - Siddhartha tells Govinda that he will not achieve Nirvana because he is a seeker and is only focused on his goal

34. "Radiant was Vasudeva’s smile, it hovered, luminous, over all the wrinkles in his old face just as the om hovered over all the voices of the river. Bright shone his smile when he looked at his friend, and bright now glowed the very same smile on Siddhartha’s face."

35. - Siddhartha soon achieves Nirvana by listening to EVERYTHING in nature - The ferryman leaves Siddhartha since he found enlightenment...goes and lives the rest of his days in the woods - Siddhartha lives on as the old ferryman

36. "Radiant was Vasudeva’s smile, it hovered, luminous, over all the wrinkles in his old face just as the om hovered over all the voices of the river. Bright shone his smile when he looked at his friend, and bright now glowed the very same smile on Siddhartha’s face."