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How has Siddhartha's viewpoint of the world changed dramatically in Chapter 4 of...
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Up until Chapter 4 Siddhartha had pretty much allowed himself to be led by the teaching of others. Suddenly he comes to the realization that he has not learned what he needs to reach a state of Nirvana from the others. When he meets Buddha he feels that Buddha offers peace and has a good presence, but something is still missing for Siddhartha. He asks Buddha a series of questions not wanting to insult him but to gain knowledge. What he discovers is that Buddha seems to have found a way to possess the quality of having conquered himself. Siddhartha wants to have this too and he knows his next quest is to find out how to conquer himself.
Posted by mkcapen1 on March 16, 2010 at 10:44 AM (Answer #1)
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