Chapter 4. Awakening

Table of Contents
Ideas of Interest from "Awakening"
The Reading Selection from "Awakening"
Topics Worth Investigating

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Ideas of Interest from "Awakening"

  1. In the context of this chapter, what is the difference between "my self" and "myself"? Does Siddhartha make sense when he says he tried to "free my self" from "myself"?

  2. As a Samana, Siddhartha says that as he sought Atman in mediation, he lost his self. Is this different from conquering his self? Is it different from freeing his self?

  3. Siddhartha promised his father that he would return home. Why did Siddhartha decide not to return?