From the beginning of Siddhartha’s journey at home, to being a Samana, to becoming a merchant lost in desire for Kamala, and to finally being enlightened by his son’s vanishing, Siddhartha was learning through his mistakes and getting closer to his goal as he went farther away from home, from the luxurious life a brahmin son is born into, from living as a samana, and as an ordinary person. Nevertheless, all human being would go through this suffering to achieve inner peace and to find your true “Self”. Wouldn’t
This leaves no room for any of life’s distractions such as: cooking food before consuming, pleasures of the preferred sex, wearing anything more than a loincloth, etc. The Samanas believed that if one had no life distractions and were as close to empty as one could get then that would open the opportunity to achieve enlightenment. Siddhartha fully embraced this lifestyle which displayed the level of grit he had to reach enlightenment. Another factor helping him to be able to live such a minimalistic lifestyle was the size of his immense ego. Time and time again, Siddhartha shows contempt for those that are not actively seeking their enlightenment and in the beginning of the book seems to believe the way he is discovering is the only way to reach enlightenment, or at least the best shot and most efficient way.
It is believed that a soul will be reborn into many different bodies until it is perfect enough to reunite with the powerful source. A person’s soul will pass through many bodies and experience many births and deaths. Once the cycle of samsara begins, each soul is drawn into a false personality called a “jiva.” A jiva is an embodied self, elemental self, and a “living being.” It is o known as an embodied self or elemental self. It has an inner subtle body and an outer gross body. The soul becomes encased in the inner subtle body.
(P:12). Siddhartha is trying to denying himself through many other ways like nature but his satisfaction is high. While living with Samans Siddhartha learned a lot of things he learned the path of self denial through pain through suffering and bearing that pain also by living hungry and thirsty all days. He washed all the images in his mind and emptied his mind for meditation. After all this efforts he came back into him self again at the end.
One’s beliefs about themselves and the world around them greatly affect their actions, and while their philosophies differ, the message is still the same. A person’s mindset grows and evolves with their beliefs. This is true for Siddhartha Gautama because as his beliefs change, his mindset adapts to them. Throughout Hesse’s novel Siddhartha, Siddhartha adopts various philosophies through his time as a Samana, as a rich man, and as a ferryman that shape his identity and actions, serving as an important lesson to society today. During Siddhartha 's time with the Samanas, his goal is to shed his Self and become devoid of all earthly desires.
It is said to bring out acknowledgement of what a human being must accomplish in his present lifetime, much to do with samsara. Hindu ecology makes us catch our breath and enter into a special movement with a state of mind of only gratitude and perfection. I believed this article was very useful for my
Stephen Prothero breaks it down very simple that seems too easily understood. The problem in Hinduism is Samsara. Samsara is defined as wondering or flowing cycle of life, death, and rebirth (reincarnation). To be clear, reincarnation in Hinduism is classified as a problem rather than an opportunity. The solution is moksha.
But mostly it is equated with principles such as duty, honour, justice, good works, character, and virtue. In many stories of Hinduism, when a person is in trouble, they turn to dharma to find their way out of a difficult situation. Artha means goal, purpose, or “means of life” and it is a very important part of Hinduism, because it helps define the direction a person will take in their lifetime. It’s tied to concepts of income and security. Without artha, many people are aimless and feel incomplete.
In my findings, I realized that almost all religions believe in after life, that our souls in some way remain alive. In Hinduism and Jainism, they entirely believe that moksha as the ultimate salvation, where the individual is absorbed into the ocean. This sounds like a form of cremation
The nature of Heaven and Hell has been analogously described in Quran many times. However, there are verses that say: “No one knows what has been kept hidden for them of comfort as a reward for what they used to do” (32:17). Accordingly, What Heaven and Hell are really like is far beyond our comprehension and so cannot be explained for us unless they are allegorical. The Relation between Earthly Life and Afterlife In fact, the earthly affairs of mankind here are not separable from those of hereafter; that is the other worldly destiny of a man is determined by himself in this world. Many verses of Quran indicate that the same good or bad deeds man commits in this life, will return to him, as their own reward or punishment, on the day of requital.