Siddhartha 4 Essay

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Siddhartha 4


Siddhartha is a young man on a long quest in search of the ultimate answer to the enigma
of a man's role on this earth. Through his travels, he finds love, friendship, pain, and
identity. He finds the true meaning behind them the hard way, but that is the best way to
learn them.


He starts out by finding friendship with his buddy, Govinda. They have been friends ever
since their childhood. There are really close, like each other's shadow. They have
traveled and lived most of their life together. Govinda was a very loyal friend. 'Govinda,
his friend, the Brahmin's son, loved him more than anybody else. He loved Siddhartha's
eyes and clear voice. He loved the way he walked, his complete grace of movement; he loved
everything that Siddhartha did and said, and above all he loved his intellect, his fine
ardent thoughts, his strong will, his high vocation. Govinda knew that [Siddhartha] would
not become an ordinary Brahmin, a lazy sacrificial official, an avaricious dealer in magic
sayings, a conceited worthless orator, a wicked sly priest, or just a good stupid sheep
amongst a large herd. No, and he, Govinda, did not want to become any of these, not a
Brahmin like ten thousand others of their kind. He wanted to follow Siddhartha, the
beloved, the magnificent. And if he ever became a god, if he ever entered the All-Radiant,
the Govinda wanted to follow him as a friend, his companion, his servant, his lance
bearer, his shadow.'; (2)
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