Day 4

Siddhartha Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Who or what was Vasudeva's teacher and why was he therefore such a perfect match for Siddhartha?

    Strong answers will explain what Siddhartha is looking for and that he is not seeking knowledge from lectures or texts, and that the river, which speaks the holy word Om, has much to communicate otherwise. They will explain the significance of the river to Siddhartha and the relationship between the river and Vasudeva, who says he does not know how to speak or think. Like the river, which sounds the holy word "Om," and absorbs thoughts and reflects them back, Vasudeva is just good listener. They will observe how Vasudeva is, like the river, reflecting Siddhartha's own thoughts...

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