Siddhartha’s Eyes Are Opened

One day, Prince Siddhartha expressed the desire to leave his lush surrounding and ride out among his people. He was profoundly shaken by the misery, destitution, disease, and excruciating pain with which his people were constantly afflicted. Retiring to his room to ponder over what he had seen, he remained there for several days, deaf to the supplication of those who pleaded him to come forth. It seen to Siddharta that his life had been redolent with decadence, and he was determined to make amends.

  • lush- subur
  • ride- naik keluar
  • profoundly- secara mendalam
  • destitution- poverty so extreme that one lacks the means to provide for oneself.
  • excruciating- intensely painful, megerikan, menyiksa
  • afflicted- menimpa, merundung
  • ponder- merenung
  • supplication- the action of asking or begging for something earnestly or humbly, permohonan
  • plead- make an emotional appeal.
  • redolent- fragrant or sweet-smelling.
  • decadence- dekadensi, kemerosotan moral
  • amend – make minor changes in (a text) in order to make it fairer, more accurate, or more up-to-date

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