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by Hermann Hesse

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How significant was Vasudeva to Siddhartha's quest?

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The short answer is "very". The longer answer is that Vasudeva serves as Siddhartha 's mentor and teacher. His name is another name for Krishna, a human incarnation of Vishnu, a Hindu deity. Vasudeva's name means "he in who all things abide and who abides in all." Thus he becomes Siddhartha's key to finding enlightenment. When Siddhartha remarks on the...

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