Chapter 12. Govinda

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

India's Sacred Lotus, Library of Congress

Ideas of Interest from "Govinda"

  1. Explain Siddhartha's observation that when seeking becomes a goal-in-itself for Govinda, enlightenment is not possible. Is it that Govinda is not separate from his goal or is it that Govinda should not have a goal?

  2. What does Siddhartha mean when he states that wisdom cannot be communicated?

  3. Evaluate Siddhartha's claim that "The opposite of every truth is just as true!"

  4. What are some of the insights Siddhartha has learned throughout his life?

  5. What are some of the implications of the fact that time is not real?

  6. How does Govinda know that Siddhartha has reached enlightenment?