Why is Siddhartha so determined to end hid life?
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Although Siddhartha has determined to revolt against the senseless cycle of Samara, (suicide becomes an option) he must answer to it, at least symbolically; that is, he must die in order to be reborn. The result is a kind of Westernized version of Hinduism in which the multiple lives necessary for salvation occur within one lifetime. Siddhartha's literal death is prevented by his sudden awareness of the indestructible Divine within him, signified by the sacred mantra "Om," which resonates through his being. The result of this is a sort of immediate objectification of himself. Siddhartha is suddenly able to reassume the position of his truer Self, and appreciate just how far from his path he has strayed.