Do you need to go on a quest to Obtain Wisdom?

You do not need to go on a quest to obtain wisdom. Wisdom can be obtained through just sitting on your couch at home and reading an article, painting your nails, or even just by looking outside at the sky. Wisdom is not one thing, its multiple experiences through everyday life that one way or another can change or maybe even solidify  the same idea you knew or just learned.

“In this hour Siddhartha ceased struggling with his fate, ceased suffering.” Pg.106

This line embodies the idea of wisdom. We over time begin to gain wisdom through our everyday lives. I believe that at times we know that fate already is  unfolding and occurring through our wisdom but also because of that wisdom that we have gained, we choose to ignore the signs of things already occurring, though eventually we finally stop fighting it and hope to understand that faith. Siddhartha also finally finds what the answer to reaching his Nariva is after the wisdom that he has gained from all of the experiences over his lifetime.

“Siddhartha had a single goal before him, one and one only: to become empty, empty of thirst, empty of desire, empty of dreams, empty of joy and pain.” Pg.13

This point Siddartha hit a bump in his Wisdom. He has believed that if he always followed wisdom that he had been given through teachings that he would one day find the answer that he was so desperately searching for. The bitterness of it though is that sometimes that wisdom that you receive can take you down the wrong path. There is wisdom ingrained into you that you believe to no end is the truth or the right way. These things lead you down a path of what you dreamed was prosperity but in the end it turns out to drag you down

“Now he was only Siddhartha, the one who had awakened, nothing more.”Pg.36

Siddhartha has felt that through all that he has learned he has found a way to use that wisdom that he has received over time. He is not Siddartha of his past, or future wisdom he is only the Siddartha of the now awoken with wisdom. The wisdom that leads us all to what we have become is what he has become through his own.Nothing spectacular or particularly special only someone who has learned from these experiences that have helped him and failed to the point in which he is at now.

Wisdom is so overworked and popularized that it feels at times unless you have done something amazing or gone somewhere no one else has been then it’s not really wisdom which isn’t true. We all learn wisdom through small and in the moment meaningless tasks that at the time seem truly unimportant until we look back on it and realize how really important it actually is.



This bowl is oddly shaped and kind of awkward to hold I’d imagine. There is a definite pattern meant for the top and a little of the mid section of it and I would believe because of the shape when someone would use it they would carry it like you would hold a child. The title of this piece is Deep Vessel with Handles or in Japanese 把手付深鉢形土器. The title describes what the piece is in the most straightforward way possible it doesn’t have a deep meaning other than the fact of what it is. The intent of the piece isn’t really for someone to come and look at it. The point of it was back then in Japan they needed some place to put liquids and they made these for their own day to day use. During the time when this bowl was made many bowls were being made for different uses for collecting water to food to rituals. This visual means that at this time the Japanese had access to tools, fire and clay and that they more than likely either had some type of influence from another culture or the art detail on the bowl had been passed down. This visual is important so that we can see what little amount of history that we actually have access to and really understand how relatable we all are and how things bled over into our time.