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About the Book :
Siddhartha, a Brahmin’s son, is clever and well loved, yet increasingly dissatisfied with the life that is expected of him. Setting out on a spiritual journey to discover a higher state of being, his quest leads him through the temptations of luxury and wealth, the pleasure of sensual love and the sinister threat of death dealing snakes, until eventually, he comes to a river. There a ferryman guides him towards his destiny and to the ultimate meaning of existence. Inspired by Herman Hess’s profound regard for Indian transcendental philosophy and written in prose of graceful simplicity, Siddhartha is one of the most influential spiritual works of the twentieth century.
About the Author :
Herman Hesse’s romantic vision of life, steeped in the tenets of both psychoanalysis and Eastern religion, produced a strikingly original view of man and culture. His twin themes were the struggle and isolation of the artist and the reconciliation of the dual nature of reality. Siddhartha, like Hese’s other protagonists, must undergo the arduous process of self-discovery to reconcile his warring halves and find harmony and peace.
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Guide you to find inner strength and potential.It tells you that wisdom can't be transferred, only knowledge can be transferred.Wisdom can be obtained by looking into own self and by practice meditation.As rightly said a person can't live fully Sansar life nor the Nirvana Life , its the medium path between the two and author shares his experience while living both lives.
Best book for people who are in search of a good book like Fountainhead this will work. And dont compare Siddhartha with Gautam Buddha.
This is a brilliant journey. Siddhartha is probably one of the finest philosophical books i've ever read. Herman Hesse really does know what to say to connect with the mind at once. This is not a religious journey at all. It is a journey to find one's self. Must read. Everybody!
I thought the book is about Buddha. But I was totally wrong. It was the story of a boy, named Siddhartha - like the title of the book - and how he reached his final goal - Nirvana... Note: Not recommended to everyone. The book has an higher meaning and it confuses and bores you to no end, if you dont understand the basic concept of Enlightenment... Hermann Hesse is a genius writer...
Its an eye opener!!.The moment you read this book you will be flooded with thoughts and lots of questions raised on your philosophy of life.Herman hesse has portrayed the fictitious character siddhartha in an excellent manner.