Love in Siddhartha

2516 Words Feb 21st, 2006 11 Pages
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
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The boy simply wants to stay down there later so he could have a good time with his friends, but his parents know better that being downtown that late at night runs a higher risk of being in danger. Luckily for Siddhartha, his father had a very wise understanding of love and accepted him for the way he was. Siddhartha's father came to the conclusion that he was adult enough to look after himself
Like Siddhartha's father, Goatama, the Buddha, also had a very mature understanding of loving others for the way they are and the world. Understanding this difficult concept of love played a large role in him attaining nirvana. Goatama did not force his beliefs onto anyone, including Siddhartha. Siddhartha had journeyed to the Buddha to see if the enlightened one could share the knowledge with him that had brought Goatama to the stage of awakening. Although Siddhartha criticized Goatama's teachings as faulty, Goatama did not attempt to force any of his fundamentals onto Siddhartha. Goatama knew it was better to let Siddhartha travel along the paths that he chose to roam.
Similar to Siddhartha's father, Govinda's love for Siddhartha was also denied. For the majority of their lives, Siddhartha had acted as the big brother, and Govinda had been his shadow. Siddhartha expected to be alone when he decided to join the Samanas, but Govinda had unexpectedly determined that he could not part with Siddhartha. Siddhartha finally