I am reading Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse and I am not able to understand this passage
But according to your very own teachings, this unity and necessary sequence of all things is nevertheless broken in one place, through a small gap, this world of unity is invaded by something alien, something new, something which had not been there before, and which cannot be demonstrated and cannot be proven: these are your teachings of overcoming the world, of salvation. But with this small gap, with this small breach, the entire eternal and uniform law of the world is breaking apart again and becomes void.
It is what Siddhartha said to Gotama as he found it an objection but I am unable to think with the depth to grab the gist of his objection. If anyone who have read this and can explain please help me.
As Sidhdhartha started admiring Gotama's thought of seeing world as unity and understanding that superior being regardless of gods or any other chance. But in the same concept he told there is something alien and new. I do understand he left teachings because salvation is something that can not be achieved by them but self exploration. Still he talked something different there (see bold above) that is puzzling me.