Siddhartha – Chapter 3 Study Guide Chapter 3

Siddhartha – Chapter 3 Study Guide
Chapter 3 Title
The Third Noble Truth
Suffering ends when desires end
Important words/concepts
Definition or meaning
Money given to poor people
The practice of self-deprivation and poverty for spiritual or
religious reasons.
Generically refers to a person who has attained full
Study Questions: Answer the following study questions in complete sentences. They increase in
1. Who do Siddhartha and Godiva decide to follow? (Recall)
2. Describe the actions, words and teachings of Gotama (the Buddha). For help with this question,
review 29-32. (Recall)
3. What is Siddhartha’s objection to Gotama’s teaching? Review pages 33-35 to answer this question.
Try to put his objection in your own words, see if you can make it make sense to you. (Recall,
4. How does the third chapter link to the third noble truth “Suffering ends when desire ends”? What does
Siddhartha desire most in the entire world? Are we seeing suffering in Siddhartha that is ending?
Siddhartha – Chapter 4 Study Guide
Chapter 4 Title
The Fourth Noble Truth
The way to end suffering is to follow The Eightfold Path
1. Review – Siddhartha has broken away from 5 or 6 different people or groups in the first
three chapters. Identify those people and describe how the “break up” went.
2. Siddhartha has decided to go out on his own and break away from all forms of organized
religion, masters, friends, ect. and try to find his own way. This is a break similar to that which
many high school students make when they leave the safety of their parent’s household and
begin their adult life. Journal quickly here about what are some of the common missteps that
young adults make in their transition into adulthood? What sort of missteps do you think
Siddhartha will make? You need to write at least two full (5 sentence or more) paragraphs.