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by Hermann Hesse

Gotama Timeline and Summary

  • Gotama begs for his daily meal in the town where he and his followers have gathered.
  • Siddhartha identifies Gotama among a large crowd of monks because of his graceful and peaceful movements.
  • Gotama teaches a large gathering about the principles of suffering and finding enlightenment. His voice is even and pure.
  • Gotama accepts Govinda into his community of monks.
  • Gotama listens to Siddhartha in the forest. He advises Siddhartha not to lose himself in words and doctrine and wishes him well on his path.