Siddhartha – Chapter 3 Study Guide Chapter 3 Title The Third Noble Truth Gotama Suffering ends when desires end Important words/concepts Definition or meaning Alms Money given to poor people Acetic The practice of self-deprivation and poverty for spiritual or religious reasons. Buddha Generically refers to a person who has attained full enlightenment Study Questions: Answer the following study questions in complete sentences. They increase in difficulty. 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, understanding) 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? (Analysis) Siddhartha – Chapter 4 Study Guide Chapter 4 Title The Fourth Noble Truth Awakening 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.