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Gotama ques

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									“Gotama”
1. What contradictory images or descriptions characterize the Buddha?
2. How does Siddhartha recognize the Buddha as “The Enlightened One” when he first sees him?
3. Why does Govinda choose to stay with the Buddha?
4. Why doesn’t Siddhartha become a follower of the Buddha?
5. Why does Siddhartha knowingly relate to Govinda the false statement, “Very good are the teachings of the exalted one,
   how could I find a fault in them?”
6. What flaw does Siddhartha discover in the teachings of the Buddha?
7.  According to Siddhartha, how will he find enlightenment?
8.  What has the Buddha robbed from Siddhartha?
9.  What has he given Siddhartha? What does this mean?
10. Evaluate Buddha’s implied response that his disciples are better off with him than in the world of desires even though they might
    not find salvation through his teachings. Is Buddha intentionally deceiving his disciples “for their own good”?
11. What, if anything, do you think is the Buddha’s opinion of Siddhartha at their parting?
12. The Third Truth is that there is a way to achieve a release from suffering. How does Siddhartha learn this in “Gotama”?
13. What part does Gotama play in Siddhartha’s Hero’s Journey?



“Gotama”
1. What contradictory images or descriptions characterize the Buddha?
2. How does Siddhartha recognize the Buddha as “The Enlightened One” when he first sees him?
3. Why does Govinda choose to stay with the Buddha?
4. Why doesn’t Siddhartha become a follower of the Buddha?
5. Why does Siddhartha knowingly relate to Govinda the false statement, “Very good are the teachings of the exalted one,
   how could I find a fault in them?”
6. What flaw does Siddhartha discover in the teachings of the Buddha?
7.  According to Siddhartha, how will he find enlightenment?
8.  What has the Buddha robbed from Siddhartha?
9.  What has he given Siddhartha? What does this mean?
10. Evaluate Buddha’s implied response that his disciples are better off with him than in the world of desires even though they might
    not find salvation through his teachings. Is Buddha intentionally deceiving his disciples “for their own good”?
11. What, if anything, do you think is the Buddha’s opinion of Siddhartha at their parting?
12. The Third Truth is that there is a way to achieve a release from suffering. How does Siddhartha learn this in “Gotama”?
13. What part does Gotama play in Siddhartha’s Hero’s Journey?



“Gotama”
1. What contradictory images or descriptions characterize the Buddha?
2. How does Siddhartha recognize the Buddha as “The Enlightened One” when he first sees him?
3. Why does Govinda choose to stay with the Buddha?
4. Why doesn’t Siddhartha become a follower of the Buddha?
5. Why does Siddhartha knowingly relate to Govinda the false statement, “Very good are the teachings of the exalted one,
   how could I find a fault in them?”
6. What flaw does Siddhartha discover in the teachings of the Buddha?
7.  According to Siddhartha, how will he find enlightenment?
8.  What has the Buddha robbed from Siddhartha?
9.  What has he given Siddhartha? What does this mean?
10. Evaluate Buddha’s implied response that his disciples are better off with him than in the world of desires even though they might
    not find salvation through his teachings. Is Buddha intentionally deceiving his disciples “for their own good”?
11. What, if anything, do you think is the Buddha’s opinion of Siddhartha at their parting?
12. The Third Truth is that there is a way to achieve a release from suffering. How does Siddhartha learn this in “Gotama”?
13. What part does Gotama play in Siddhartha’s Hero’s Journey?

								
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