Sidhartha Reflection Paper

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Siddhartha was one among of the famous religious leaders throughout the history. He went through several challenging experiences during his life period. Those experiences shaped his personality and his way of understanding the core of life. Reaching his awakening was not easy. On the contrary, his path was filled with thorns and calamities. By watching his biography in this movie, I came up with three aspects that expand my understanding about Siddhartha and his religion, among which are misunderstanding of the nature of the self, avoiding to concentrate on just our feeling, and reaching the Nirvana.
Siddhartha’s experiences with the gurus were full of pain without positive outcomes. He went through several self-punishment, which left him with
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Once we follow this valuable advice, we will develop a sense of compassion toward our own suffering and others ' people suffering. People are social creatures by nature. They always live within a family, a culture, and a society. In addition, they are constantly interacting with others. This fact requires us to treat people the way that we like to be treated. Enjoying others ' suffering is not a fun task to do, and it will never be. What our world is experiencing those days is entirely different than what Siddhartha called for. People around all over the world are dying left and right with no mercy. I believe if those who commit a crime against the humanity put themselves in the same situation, they will think million times before commit their crimes. For instance, those ISIS extremists who called themselves Muslims, and they give a right to themselves to judge individuals’ faith and actions under the pretext of Islam. Islam is innocent of them and their actions as mentioned in the Quranic verse" that was why we wrote for the children of Israel that whoever killed a soul, except for a soul slain, or for sedition in the earth, it should be considered as though he had killed all the mankind; and that whoever saved it should be regarded as though he had saved all the mankind. Our messengers brought them proofs; then many of them thereafter commit excesses in the earth" (The Qur 'an, AL-MAEDA 32). Unfortunately, ISIS is not the only group that committed several crimes against the humanity under the pretext of religion, but also others extremists group from the other religions such as some of the extremists from the Christian and Jewish religions that commit crimes against humankind. Related to our topic, Siddhartha was a great religious leader who came up with several ideas that encourage people to live in peace and
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