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Thursday, March 9

  1. page Denial of Self edited “Denial of Self” One thing that I noticed right from the beginning of this story was how much Sidd…
    “Denial of Self”
    One thing that I noticed right from the beginning of this story was how much Siddhartha was able to control his own body and to really deny himself of the things that are carnal, or, of this world.When he first approaches his father and tells him that he wants to leave home to become a Samana, his father does not agree with that idea.Siddhartha simply tells him that he will wait until he gets permission.It is already late in the evening, but he stands in the same spot, hardly moving a muscle.His father goes to bed, but cannot sleep and an hour later, goes to see Siddhartha, only to discover that he is standing in the exact same place.This happens all through the night – his father cannot sleep and each hour, he sees his son standing there, waiting for the permission to leave the home.Eventually, his father gives in and tells him that he can go – he realized that Siddhartha was already gone from him mentally and spiritually, so he wanted him to go in the physical body as well to follow what he thought was right.
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    “Silently Siddhartha stood beneath the fierce vertical rays of the sun, burning with pain, burning with thirst, and he stood there until he no longer felt either pain or thirst.Silently he stood in the rainy season, the water dripping from his hair onto his chilled shoulders, onto his chilled hips and legs; and the penitent stood there until shoulders and legs no longer felt cold, until they were silent, until they were still.Silently he crouched in the brambles, blood oozing from his prickling skin, and pus from his abscesses; and Siddhartha remained there rigidly, remained there motionlessly, until no more blood flowed, until there was no more pricking, until there was no more burning.”
    From this experience, Siddhartha learned how to become one with his very own body.He learned how to control the feelings that he had and the usual functions of the body.He could control his heartbeat; he could put off his hunger and continued to fast for days.He truly lived the life of a Samana, so he owned nothing for himself, but as he says later, he had everything, because he chose to have nothing.It was not that he was a beggar; he would offer whatever he had to offer, even if it was only to listen to someone else for a while.
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Wednesday, November 2

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    In Buddhism Samsara means, “the process of coming into existence as a differentiated, moral creature.”It is also the “continuous movement” or “continuous flow” in referring to Buddhism as a cycle of birth and death. All beings in the universe are involved, and it can be escaped only through enlightenment. Samasara is associated with suffering.
    The beginning point of Samsara is not evident. It is almost like finding the beginning of a circle. All living things suffer in Samsara for a unbelievable time, and they do so until they attain Nirvana.
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Thursday, November 19

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    Siddhartha reminds me of a patient father who in turn wants to continually help his son to do those things that are right. He lives a in his own sense a wonderful life and he wants others to feel the way he feels. More than anything he wants to help others and especially his own flesh and blood. He wants others to see how important life is and how much each second is worth. This is super important for him to express to his young son. I think a lot of people have a problem child who just don’t get it. There many stories and examples out there that each of us have heard of many times. Though this is true, you have to consider what there is to do in order to help them. Siddhartha was very patient with his son. He tried to teach him the right ways. He was calm and kind to him which is what he needed. He was an example and when I think about it, I think about how there are a lot of people who would get angry and punish their child. Many parents aren’t able to take it and so they make their child suffer until they get it.
    In the scriptures it talks about the prodigals son, who takes his money and runs with it. He leaves his family behind and he spends all his money on good for nothing stuff. Then he realizes what a huge mistake he made and travels back home to be with his father. He didn’t quite know how his father would take him, but it was amazing when his father ran out and met him on the road. There he hugged and kissed his head. This is an amazing example for all us to follow. Siddhartha has taken this road of life and has blessed his child for doing so.
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Tuesday, September 29

  1. page wisdom vs. knowledge edited Knowledge vs. Wisdom At the end of Siddhartha, we have a great discourse that is given on knowle…
    Knowledge vs. Wisdom
    At the end of Siddhartha, we have a great discourse that is given on knowledge and wisdom.It is fully believed by Siddhartha (and I agree with him) that you cannot give wisdom to someone.I fully believe and agree that knowledge can be taught and given to people, but the application of that knowledge is where the wisdom sets in.The dictionary says knowledge is familiarity or conversance, as with a particular subject or branch of learning.However, wisdom is the quality or state of being wise; knowledge of what is true or right coupled with just judgment as to action; sagacity, discernment, or insight.From those definitions it is easy to see that wisdom is the application of what you may have knowledge about.
    I once heard a story of a scientist who was doing a great deal of research of a particular plague or disease that affected the water in a town.During the course of his study, he learned the sources of the disease and knew, or had knowledge that drinking the water of this particular area would cause a deadly disease in the body.However, by a chance, the scientist accidentally drank a glass of the very infected water that he had been studying – not a very wise choice!Had true wisdom been present there is no way the scientist would have put himself in a situation that he would have drunk from a glass of infected water.
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  2. page wisdom vs. knowledge edited Knowledge vs. Wisdom At the end of Siddhartha, we have a great discourse that is given on knowle…
    Knowledge vs. Wisdom
    At the end of Siddhartha, we have a great discourse that is given on knowledge and wisdom.It is fully believed by Siddhartha (and I agree with him) that you cannot give wisdom to someone.I fully believe and agree that knowledge can be taught and given to people, but the application of that knowledge is where the wisdom sets in.The dictionary says knowledge is familiarity or conversance, as with a particular subject or branch of learning.However, wisdom is the quality or state of being wise; knowledge of what is true or right coupled with just judgment as to action; sagacity, discernment, or insight.From those definitions it is easy to see that wisdom is the application of what you may have knowledge about.
    I once heard a story of a scientist who was doing a great deal of research of a particular plague or disease that affected the water in a town.During the course of his study, he learned the sources of the disease and knew, or had knowledge that drinking the water of this particular area would cause a deadly disease in the body.However, by a chance, the scientist accidentally drank a glass of the very infected water that he had been studying – not a very wise choice!Had true wisdom been present there is no way the scientist would have put himself in a situation that he would have drunk from a glass of infected water.
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Saturday, March 21

  1. page Comparing English Translations edited English translations of Hesse's Siddhartha Hermann Hesse's 1922 novel Siddhartha was first pu…

    English translations of Hesse's Siddhartha
    Hermann Hesse's 1922 novel Siddhartha was first published in English in 1951, in a translation by Hilda Rosner, and for many years this remained the only translation available to English-speaking readers of the book. A number of new English-language translations were published beginning in 1998. To make it easier to choose between them, this page reproduces a single paragraph—taken from the chapter "Among the Samanas"—from each of the five currently available translations.
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Thursday, December 11

  1. page Themes edited Themes in Siddhartha In the novel, Siddhartha, Hesse portrays several different themes throughout …
    Themes in Siddhartha
    In the novel, Siddhartha, Hesse portrays several different themes throughout his story of a man in search of self discovery. There is a father-son theme first portrayed among Siddhartha and his father. He learns early on that he can not rely on his father’s wisdom and decides to seek his own wisdom and truth. Later his own son leaves him to pursue other interests, like he did to his own father, which leaves Siddhartha to feel the pain that his own father felt when he left him.
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    As members of the church most of us will go through a time when we find our testimony of the church and can be related to Siddhartha’s quest for spiritual enlightenment. We have to branch away from our parent’s knowledge and rely on our own experiences and knowledge to find what we truly believe in. I don’t live to far away from the beach and I love to go there and think things through when I’m try to decide something or am having a hard time understanding the purpose of things. The beaches in Oregon are fairly quiet and it’s easy to find a spot where there is no one else around and you can just watch the waves for hours. Life seems to make so much more sense there. It’s not something that can be explained, like when Siddhartha achieved his enlightenment at the river. We also have places like the temple to go and feel enlightened when we are struggling with decisions or with our testimony of the church.
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Wednesday, July 17

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    In Buddhism Samsara means, “the process of coming into existence as a differentiated, moral creature.”It is also the “continuous movement” or “continuous flow” in referring to Buddhism as a cycle of birth and death. All beings in the universe are involved, and it can be escaped only through enlightenment. Samasara is associated with suffering.
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