In addition to these newer translations, Hilda Rosner's original translation is still being sold in a number of reprint editions put out by various publishers. When he accepted a bowl of rice milk from a young girl, his companions assumed he had given up the quest, and they abandoned him.
Then he hears in the river's murmurring a sound, "Om," which is the Dharmic symbol for the oneness of everything in the universe. Siddhartha went out to achieve a personal dream so that he would be full of joy at the end of his life rather than regret.
Sri Aurobindo takes it to life and, that too, everyday life. Was it wrong for the child to transfer schools? All suicidal thoughts vanish.
Siddhartha's father did not want his son to become one of these renouncers, so he made sure his son's life was as perfect as possible, offering everything wonderful and nothing negative or upsetting. Siddhartha responds that he is currently neither a Samana nor a rich man.
But that way, humanity will remain where it is. In his passing, he abandoned the endless cycle of death and rebirth. A pickpocket realising his profession is not very laudable, but continuing it in spite of that realisation, is the pickpocket's realisation.
Buddha stated that suffering comes from the material things we possess or think we possess. In describing the novel, my English professor Dr.