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What is the significance of Kamala in the novel "Siddhartha"?

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There are four noble truths according to the teaching of Buddha:   1) Existence is suffering, 2) Suffering arises from desire, 3) Suffering ends when desire ends, and 4) The way to end desire is to follow the 8-fold path to Nirvana--"Right Belief," "Right Resolve," "Right Speech," "Right Conduct," "Right Occupation," "Right Effort," "Right Contemplation," and "Right Ecstasy".  

Kamala is the first of the eight-fold...

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