Reflection Paper I

Reflection Paper I - Reflection Paper I The Search for...

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Reflection Paper I: The Search for Meaning and The Search for Self In the novel Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse, many spiritual and philosophical questions are raised and to some degree answered. The most crucial of which is “what importance do our beliefs have?” or does “what we believe matter?” After examining the story, and the messages I feel Hesse tries to convey, I think that the answer is irrefutably yes. The journey taken by Siddhartha would have had no meaning at all had his goal, enlightenment, not been relevant or “not matter.” Every path he follows in his journey evidences this answer. The Brahmin, Samana, Gotama & his followers, and all the people dwelling in the unnamed city all place value in their lives because they believe the path they are on will lead them if not to, then at least towards, nirvana. “He envied them [for]. ..the sense of importance with which they lived their lives, the depth of their pleasure and sorrows, the anxious but sweet happiness of their continual power to love.” (pg 62)
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