Siddhartha 's Journey : Om, Samsara, And Nirvana

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Vedant Patel
Mr. Kadar / Mr. Herzenberg
Period- 4
November 9, 2015
Siddhartha’s Journey: Om, Samsara, and Nirvana
Siddhartha’s journey to enlightenment can be described by three terms that are described in Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse. Siddhartha goes through many challenges and suffers in his journey to reach Nirvana. He wants to be enlightened one, one without fear to anything. He wants to keep continue his path to Nirvana. He leaves everything behind and keeps going towards his goal. The terms are very significant in Siddhartha’s life because the word Om guides him to perfection and oneness, he goes through many challenges to reach Nirvana, and the term Samsara makes him keep going in his life.
The term Om impacts Siddhartha’s journey towards Nirvana. The word Om keeps him in the touch with the universe. When Siddhartha gets into conflicts, Om saves him. “When Siddhartha listened attentively to this river, to this song of thousands voices; when he did not listen to the sorrow or laughter, when he did not bind his soul to any one particular voice and absorb it in his Self, but heard them all, the whole, the unity; then the great song of thousand voices consisted of one word: Om-Perfection (Hesse 136).” The word Om helps him to realize that he is not desiring anything, that he has reached the oneness. He is out of every conflicts and he is united with everything. When he hears the word Om, he reaches Nirvana. “At that moment, when the sound of Om reached

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