Hermann Hesse

Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse wrote Siddhartha during a period in his life in which he suffered what he described as a “sickness with life.” He claimed to be unable to complete the book because he had not experienced the kind of nirvana that Siddhartha, the main character, wants to achieve — so Hesse surrounded himself with sacred Buddhist and Hindu teachings and lived as a recluse in order to complete this work.
Siddhartha is a short, simple tale of a man’s quest to achieve enlightenment and happiness. Over twelve short chapters the reader follows Siddhartha through his time as a young adult, to his exploration of spirituality as a traveling ascetic, to his delving in lust, business, and greed, to his time as an old man. At each stage of his life Siddhartha yearns for nirvana, finally achieving it only after realizing that it’s all of life’s experiences that form it, not the teachings of any one man.
Today Siddhartha remains an influential text in new Western spirituality.
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    It's worth a morning read, It gave me a different perspective. I grew a bit from within, perhaps. Finished this book within 3.5 hours. Go for it, you shall have two sides of impression, one to ridicule it and other to have felt the suppressed wisdom in it. I chose the later one.

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    One of the best books i've ever read in my short live. Indeed this immaculate masterpiece is worth reading despite that at the first glance the text seems difficult to understand, but it isn't. There're so many hidden secrets and advices on understanding and seeing life, on sin, virtue, fall and rise of man. Unfortunately i don't read much, but this is the book i am happy to read many and many times more in many languages i know now and will know in the future. And if once i'll decide to learn German, the first and the strongest motivation will be the desire to read "Siddhartha" in original.

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    One of my favorite books of all time.

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    Ildar Kamaletdinovmembuat kutipan7 tahun yang lalu
    And everything together, all voices, all goals, all yearning, all suffering, all pleasure, all that was good and evil, all of this together was the world. All of it together was the flow of events, was the music of life.
    juliesparks5membuat kutipan7 tahun yang lalu
    Truly, no thing in this world has kept my thoughts thus busy, as this my very own self, this mystery of me being alive,
    Ani Abrahamyanmembuat kutipan5 tahun yang lalu
    The opposite of every truth is just as true! That's like this: any truth can only be expressed and put into words when it is one-sided. Everything is one-sided which can be thought with thoughts and said with words, it's all one-sided, all just one half, all lacks completeness, roundness, oneness.

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