Chapter 2. With the Samanas

Table of Contents
Ideas of Interest from "With the Samanas"
The Reading Selection from "With the Samanas"
Topics Worth Investigating

Two Figures, Library of Congress

Ideas of Interest from "With the Samanas"

  1. Siddhartha's goal is to conquer the self. Explain what this means.

  2. What do you think is the reason for the attempt to capture the archetypes of life itself in meditation?

  3. Explain Siddhartha's discovery that there are many ways to lose self. Why are they all tricks?

  4. Why is Siddhartha unimpressed with the magic arts?