Day 1

Siddhartha Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

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    Why does Siddhartha say to Govinda that the Buddha's teaching is excellent, but then tell the Buddha what the error is?

    Strong responses should start with the background of the relationship between the two, observing that before this point, Govinda had always followed Siddhartha. They should observe that Siddhartha has already explained that his purpose is to experience what the Buddha has experienced, not to learn about it. They should explain that this philosophy is at work between Siddhartha (who has the name of Buddha already) and Govinda, and that it is likely that Siddhartha does not want his influence over Govinda to steer him away from his own decision. They may...

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