Siddhartha Vocabulary

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

In ''Siddhartha'' by Hermann Hesse, the author uses some terminology that may not be familiar to those without a background in Buddhism. In this lesson, we will review some of those terms.

Spiritual Enlightenment

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse is the story of a man on the search for spiritual enlightenment through Buddhist principles. Buddhism is a religion that focuses on helping followers reach enlightenment. Let's look at some of the vocabulary in the story that may seem unfamiliar, especially to readers who have not had experiences with Buddhism.


The following terms come from the novel, Siddhartha.

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