This book was originally recommended to me by freshman humanities teacher. When I read the book previously, it helped me to make sense of my own beliefs and I recently came to a point in my life where I felt that it was time to read it again. This is really a story of philosophy and religion. It takes place in many cities throughout India. In the beginning of this book the main character, Siddartha, makes the decision to leave his family to travel with a group of ascetics called Samanas, in the belief that through their teachings, he may achieve nirvana.
[...] Siddhartha explains everything that he has been through, acceptance, coming to terms with your own beliefs even if they are not part of a taught organized religion, and that beliefs have to be learned on your own and cannot be told by another man. His friend finds these words strange and does not understand. Character: The main character of this book is Siddhartha, a youthful looking Indian man. He leaves home to pursue his beliefs at a young age even when his father does not agree with his decision. [...]
[...] At first he was distraught over this but when he realized that his son had to find his own right path by himself, Siddhartha was able to make peace of it and be happy. Evaluation: This book is important to me and helped me to put my own beliefs into perspective. Its philosophy whether you agree with it or not it is both an interesting and helpful story which I would recommend for anyone to read. It takes a step away from the conventional idea of organized religion. [...]
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