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Tranquaility In Siddhartha

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To seek one’s true self, one must be able to realize that it cannot be found with following someone else, rather you need to find it within yourself. Herman Hesse and his novel Siddhartha is telling the reader about how a person can’t find what they are looking for if the purpose for life is not clear. This is shown by Siddhartha trying to find himself with the Samana’s being with Kamala, or by following Govinda. Siddhartha is a book about a monk who learns how to find himself within the struggles of following groups and trying to find tranquility within others. Unbeknownst to him, he had to find it within himself.

To obtain tranquility, Siddhartha had to separate from his family and go out on his own, to find his own path to transcendence. Near the beginning of the novel, Siddhartha “… had begun to feel that the love of his father and mother, and also the love of his friend Govinda, would not always make him happy, give him peace, satisfy and suffice him.” Siddhartha needs to go on his own to obtain Nirvana, he can’t rely on anyone else and at this point in the novel is when he started to realize this.Maybe reword this On that topic that he needs to go alone, no other that he has known has attained Nirvana through teachings or rituals, “And among the wise men that he knew and whose teachings he enjoyed,
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Even though they helped him along the way, others did not teach him what he needed to know to reach Nirvana. The importance of Siddhartha not having to rely on others to achieve what he did is that no one has to follow in the footsteps of another to achieve what they would call “Enlightenment”. People should try and find tranquility within themselves rather than searching for people to help them find it. For Siddhartha’s case, the ability to achieve so much by one's self is an accomplishment in
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