Death? Not a big deal, says Siddhartha. The novel portrays death as ultimately insignificant – enlightenment is much more important. We see Siddhartha abuses his body in an effort to attain enlightenment, and later, when he doesn’t attain it, he thinks some extremely suicidal thoughts. In contrast, Kamala dies peacefully after having achieved spiritual understanding.
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Fear of death meant unattained enlightenment. In Kamala's case, it is fear of the unknown for she is still linked with the material world. Although she dies relatively peacefully, she still dies in "ignorance" form a spiritual sense. I'm not sure what you are referring to by "Govinda's".