Updated: Feb 19, 2020
Siddhartha is the masterpiece of Herman Hesse. This is the book influenced by Buddhist and Hinduist heritage. It speaks about a trip to Spiritual Enlightenment using the Buddhist path. He explains wonderfully the difference between Brahman and Atman by the way the word ‘OM’ has changed the importance in his life. He describes a metamorphosis of the senses, how his hearing changes by listening to his inner voice or to the CALL and how he sees things and people around him.
But it also speaks about the arrogance we could get on this path, which is one of the biggest EGO traps. ‘Intellect is a wonderful Servant but a terrible Master’ – they said, and it calls for alarm through this book.
Siddhartha never ever suffered in anything by force. He got the best family, the best education, the best surroundings, and he decided from his own, to turn his back and choose suffering. Nobody raped him, nobody abused him, nobody outcast him. He made suffering for himself for the one reason to show off in front of others.
I believe women has a totally different path in enlightenment than man. Wayne Dyer once spoke about that differences. We are living in a Patriarchal system where men have the upper hand. They are born to have the voice and the power. Their enlightenment path is to learn to control that power and learn humbleness. While women are born to be serving and with little voice. Our path to recall that power and start to use our voice again.
Siddhartha’s world is described from his point of view, and the way, how he speaks about women is triggering. The path of enlightenment missing the major source of love and he never understands the greatest teaching of all. He calls it enlightenments but in real he became completely alone in the forest loving rocks instead of humans as nobody wants to be with him.
He acts like Buddha, and he believes that he is Buddha but in fact he is just a big Ego who is so utterly alone that in the end he is forced to listen what the river says. And a river is laughing on him, cause the great love - what was showing to him by WOMEN, but he denied - got back to him as a KARMA hitting back and being denied by his own son, from the source of the WOMAN he did not manage to love.
In the beginning of the book he introduces his Mother that the only feeling, which his mother feels towards him, is pride. According to the life-path of the author Hesse, his mother died, and he missed her approval and her acknowledge of his greatness from his life. Therefore, he used this inner thirst to build a mother-character in his book, who has no other feeling towards Siddhartha just pride. But that is not Mother’s Love.
Later he met with a girl, a servant who had a great desire to be with him. He laughed at her and denied her request without considering that may be for that girl it was the only chance to feel being human again.
And after he met with the Woman in power (Kamala), who is also described as a prostitute, and he could not learn anything else from her just what met with his own awakened level, the Erotic games. That woman also addressed him once that he had no idea what real love was. And he left her without a word, and he did not bother, nor care of the damage he caused by his leaving. He went forward without considering anyone around him.
In his eyes he learned lessons, but he missed the biggest one and he was blind to recognize it. He even pushed away his best friend, Govinda by judging him as a shadow, who did not dare to stand up on his own or found his own voice.
After all, he became alone with his own judgmental behavior, declaring himself as Buddha, and shining in the light of Wisdom.
Is that the real awakening what Buddhism teaches us??? I don’t think so.
I know that this book triggers as these are wounds and mirrors to us.
I believe that it is the time for great changes, and to reconnect to Mother Earth. Finally, we will have the voice to speak up and teach the Men about GREAT LOVE and DIVINE FEMININE energy, and all the things we need to balance out to help the Men to become the DIVINE MASCULINE and support each other in this path together as equal and unique.
It is the time to rise our voice, not to avoid each other and run away into the forest with a big spiritual label in our forehead; but to listen to everyone and accept everyone in a way as they are, and create a space for them where they can grow. The real spiritual path is living among the biggest chaos in peace; and show care and love towards everyone. And when we see each of us as a unique miracle, in which the Universe manifests itself – not just in the stone - we can start a path to become Buddha.
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