The Search for Enlightenment in Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse

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The story of Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse is a story of love , learning and the search of happiness for inner self. The main character Siddhartha has learned all that is needed from the holy books and his teachers but believes none has really helped him reach the enlightment he truly searches for. His only solution was to become free and leave his family and go where life takes him, which starts off by joining the Samanas , a group of priests who go through life by practicing asceticism. As for that Siddhartha undergoes many lessons of life from the people he encounters on his adventure for the search of enlightenment. People such as a beautiful courtesan who teaches him about love, a rich merchant who teaches him about money and the dark side of life, and the river , who shows him how all life is connected.

The more knowledge Siddhartha learns the more he feel the emptiness inside of him. Than as a day came where he seen the priests named by the Samanas , he sees his only way out was to join them and see where that takes him. But in order to do that he must leave...
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