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Siddhartha Part Two: Quote Analysis
1. “Yes, he thought breathing deeply, I will no longer try to escape from Siddhartha. I will
no longer devote my thoughts to Atman and the sorrows of the world. I will no longer
mutilate and destroy myself in order to find a secret behind the ruins. I will no longer
study Yoga-Veda, Atharva-Veda, or asceticism, or any other teachings. I will learn from
myself, be my own pupil; I will learn from myself the secret of Siddhartha” (39).
a. Up to this point in the book, Siddhartha has gone through several changes,
in his body, in his thinking, in his purpose. The "I will no longer" phrases
above seem to describe these changes or stages in Siddhartha's life.
Explain the processes he has undergone.
2. “He did not seek reality; his goal was on the other side. The world was beautiful when
looked at in this way—without any seeking, so simple, so childlike” (46).
a. Finish reading this page and discuss Siddhartha’s new outlook. Since you
have already read the following chapters, how does this foreshadow the
new life he is about to live in?
3. “Do not make such jokes. I have learned from you how much a basket of fish costs and
how much interest one can claim for lending money. That is your knowledge. But I did
not learn how to think from you, my dear Kamaswami. It would be better if you learned
that from me.” –Siddhartha (69)
a. What is the difference between knowledge and learning as described here?
4. Siddhartha’s soul is compared to several things, including a potter’s wheel (76), moisture
in a tree trunk (76), a veil, a thin mist (78), and a dress (78). Re-read these comparisons
and explain how each explain the state of Siddhartha’s soul.