Siddhartha is a wonderful fictional story based on the life of a young Brahmin from an Indian village who leaves home to seek fulfillment. Siddhartha is wise beyond his years as a young boy, as a young man, and even as a middle aged man. Siddhartha leaves his childhood home of wealth and privilege to assume the life of a beggar.
After meeting an “enlightened being” he concludes that teachers can only teach so much, and that real learning and meaning must come from self-discovery. He then goes through several stages from that of beggar to the over-privileged life of material riches and wealth while he learns the rules of secular life and business from a courtesan and a wealthy trader.
During this period, Siddhartha acquires his own material wealth and all the addictions of the common man from gambling, drinking and overindulgence. Siddhartha finally comes to realize that riches and wealth fail to bring him happiness or contentment.This content is for members only.