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Siddhartha, in Chapter 7 experiences gambling and decides that in his growing wealth, he will commit to high stakes gambling he fell into the same routine as rich people and was following the people around him and because he was curious and tempted by the lure of gambling. He got hooked and was stuck in the game. Eventually he left because he realised that gambling was a sin and decided to pick up and leave to redefine himself and return to his roots. This is similar to cases of addictive gambling in which, people get hooked, and cannot leave the game. Siddhartha presented a very real addiction in the real world and portrayed it in his course of enlightenment that depicted Siddhartha to be stronger and how he would return to his path to enlightenment to show that enlightenment is the true path for Siddhartha.
In the book Siddhartha, the main character is having a coming of age moment in which he decides to be his own person and go off on his own to travel and learn more to redefine himself. This decision Siddhartha makes is similar to numerous college students in the fact that he decided that he needed to go off and learn with others to truly make a difference and find what he has been looking for. This article can show some of the things that you experience similar in elements to what Siddhartha went through on his path to enlightenment, in this case college.
Picture of Herman Hesse, the author of Siddhartha
This is simply a depiction of what Buddha teaching his path to enlightenment may be.
Friendship is an immense lesson in this book because although he has a nearly idealistic life and an amazing best friend that loves him, he decides that leaving would best suit him, but Govinda comes with him to join him on his adventure. Govinda is Siddhartha’s best friend and he moves away with Siddhartha and they travel for years together, until Govinda finds enlightenment with Buddha, at that point, Siddhartha knows that he must go on alone, leaving his best friend behind for the years to come. This shows that friends are essential to our lives, but you sometimes have to make choices that would lead you astray from their paths because of difference in values.
Born in Germany's Black Forest on July 2, 1877, Hermann Hesse was educated in theology from a young age by his father, who was a Russian missionary. Went to Maulbronn Seminary School. He was accepted, but ran away after only six months, promising to become a poet instead. Hesse continued to write and publish, made a trip to India in 1911, the country where his mother, had been born. His last work, Magister Ludi, was finished in 1943 after a ten-year silence, and for it Hesse was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946. He died at Montagnola, Switzerland, in 1962.