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By Hermann Hesse

Within the novel, Siddhartha, a tender guy, leaves his family members for a contemplative existence, then, stressed, discards it for one of many flesh. He conceives a son, yet bored and sickened via lust and greed, strikes on back. close to melancholy, Siddhartha involves a river the place he hears a distinct sound. This sound signs the genuine starting of his existence -- the start of anguish, rejection, peace, and, eventually, knowledge.

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Dime, amigo, ¿no educas a tu hijo? ¿No le obligas? ¿No le pegas? ¿No le castigas? -No, Vasudeva, no hago nada de eso. -Me lo imaginaba. No le obligas, ni le pegas, ni le mandas, y es que sabes que lo blando es más fuerte que lo duro, que el agua es más potente que la roca, que el amor es más vigoroso que la violencia. Conforme, y te elogio. Sin embargo, ¿no te equivocas pensando que no le obligas ni castigas? ¿No te atas con tu amor? ¿ No le avergüenzas día a día y le dificultas sus obras con tu bondad y paciencia?

Oh! Pronto te cansarías. Esto no es para gentes elegantes. Siddharta sonrió. -Ya me miraste una vez por mis ropajes y además, con desconfianza. ¿No te gustaría aceptarlos, barquero, puesto que a mí me molestan? Debes saber que no tengo con qué pagarte. -El señor bromea -dijo el barquero, festivo. -No bromeo, amigo. Mira, ya una vez crucé en tu barca por el río, gracias a tu bondad. Hazlo también hoy y acepta mis vestidos como pago. -¿Y el señor piensa seguir su viaje sin vestidos? -Lo que me gustaría es no proseguir el viaje.

La has hallado -repuso Siddharta, en un susurro. Kamala continuaba con la mirada fija en los ojos de Siddharta. Pensó que había querido peregrinar hacia Gotama para ver el rostro de una persona perfecta, para respirar la paz, y en vez de Gotama se había encontrado con Siddharta. Pero todo había salido bien, como si hubiera visto al perfecto e iluminado. Quiso decírselo a Siddharta, pero la lengua ya no le obedecía. Continuó Siddharta mirándola en silencio, y notó cómo la vida se apagaba en sus ojos.

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