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Bruno Pendola
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1. Siddhartha Gautama was born into a Hindu family. Into what caste was he born and what kind of life did he live as a boy and young man?
He was born into the top caste because his father was a king. He had everything he could ever ask for when he was a young boy but he was never able to leave the walls of the city so he though life was easy, he was living in a blind world. 2. What was his father's reasoning for raising him the way he did? Do you agree with his father?
His father raised him inside the city because there was no reason to leave the city. He had everything he could ever want when he was in the city. Trying to make him believe that everything was easy but then he realized that there is people suffering out there. Is not the fathers fault because he just want the best for his kid so basically I agree with the father because I would do the same if I have a kid just making sure that life is not easy.
3. What experience did Siddhartha have that opened his eyes to the world and made him question his father? Have you had an experience, maybe even a tragic one that has caused you to see the world in a totally different way? What can you say about that experience?
Siddhartha saw suffering for the first time when he explored the city and he opened his eyes when he realized all the negative parts of the world, all the suffering. When a friend passed away from a heart disease, she got sick one day and the next day she died, it was so fast. I couldn’t believe it, it was the first time I loose someone very close and that moment I realize that life is a struggle and you have to learn how to live it.
4. Siddhartha’s father described samsara as an endless cycle that no one could escape? Does he make reincarnation sound like an attractive prospect? Please explain your answer.
I don’t found it attractive...

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