What is the meaning of “enlightenment” in the Buddhist tradition, and how does one achieve it? Find two texts within this tradition which describe a journey. Use a comparison of these texts as a basis for your discussion of the spiritual journey within the context of this tradition. (One books that you must use as a source, is Siddhartha, a novel by Hermann Hesse).Your comparison must be supplemented by reference to other texts in the tradition (buddhism). Also use additional sources such as scholarly articles, books, websites, etc.
The emphasis of the analytical essay is on comparison and synthesis rather than on summary of research material. The best essays are ones that follow a real question to a satisfactory conclusion, and establish meaningful connections between texts and traditions.