In Siddhartha, what lessons do the Samanas teach Siddhartha?
While Siddhartha was among the samanas, he learnt the ascetic way of life, whereby he was able to achieve a higher level of self discipline and abstinence from worldly pleasures. He gave away his clothes and dressed in the loin clothes like the samanas. He was then exposed to extreme whether both hot and cold seasons and he suffered the pain due to these conditions but he persevered until he overcame the harsh situation. He developed the ability to perform deep meditation where he was able to detach himself from both senses and memories. However his goal was to achieve Nirvana but he believed...
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Samanas taught Siddhartha how through meditation he can take his mind to feel the essence of nature,death and life and embrace its originality.
Siddhartha , however, felt that despite being able to meditate well,he would always come back to same thoughts about life again and again and he started feeling restless as he was after he listened to the Brahman preachings in his village.
Siddhartha a could not see himself getting any answers to his questions so he decided to leave Samanas to search for Buddha.