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Buddhism and Siddhartha

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HST560A: AP World History | Unit 2 | Lesson 16: Novel: Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha

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Alternate Assignment: Novel: Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha
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Answer each question.
1. Siddhartha believed that wisdom could only be attained by experience. How did his experiences lead him to nirvana?
Answer: The key moment is the last discussion between Siddhartha and Govinda. For Siddhartha, finding perfect fulfillment on earth requires understanding, and a true understanding can be reached only through experience. The enlightenment is the moment of understanding Om and gaining unity with it. This cannot be
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9. The river is a vital symbol in this novel. What is the function of the river and how is it associated with timelessness? Answer: Enlightenment is timeless and exists parallel in every moment. The river and the sound of the river is timeless too, in other words, a single continuum of all life.
10. How is this sense of timelessness critical to the Buddhist understanding of life?
Answer: Enlightenment is timeless and exists parallel in every moment. The
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