Teacher Guide

Siddhartha Lesson Plan

Relationship to Other Books

Journey to the East, by Hermann Hesse, The Alchemist, by Paulo Cohelo, and The Razor's Edge, by W. Somerset Maugham, are fictional texts that could be paired with Siddhartha. The Razor's Edge was adapted to film twice, once in 1946, starring Tyrone Power, and again in 1984, starring Bill Murray.

The following are relevant spiritual or philosophical texts. Consider pairing them with the text or using passages from them to supplement activities or readings.

  • The Upanishads is a collection of ancient texts at the center of Hinduism. The central focus of the texts is to "know the self," or the Atman. Consider integrating passages from The Upanishads into the daily readings, activities,...

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