Explain why Siddhartha decides not to follow Gotama, even though he believes his teachings are wise.

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Siddhartha says that although Gotama's path may be appropriate for some, he must take his own path, lest self-deception overtake him and he admit to Nirvana before having actually attained it. The Buddha (Gotama) admonishes Siddhartha to beware his own cleverness then wishes him well on his path.