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.