In the shade of a banyan tree, a grizzled ferryman sits listening to the river. Some say he's a sage. He was once a wandering shramana and, briefly, like thousands of others, he followed Gautama the Buddha, enraptured by his sermons. But this man, Siddhartha, was not a follower of any but his own soul. Born the son of a Brahman, Siddhartha was blessed in appearance, intelligence, and charisma. In order to find meaning in life, he discarded his promising future for the life of a wandering ascetic. Still, true happiness evaded him. Then a life of pleasure and titillation merely eroded away his spiritual gains until he was just like all the other "child people," dragged around by his desires. Like Hesse's other creations of struggling young men, Siddhartha has a good dose of European angst and stubborn individualism. His final epiphany challenges both the Buddhist and the Hindu ideals of enlightenment. Neither a practitioner nor a devotee, neither meditating nor reciting, Siddhartha comes to blend in with the world, resonating with the rhythms of nature, bending the reader's ear down to hear answers from the river. --Brian Bruya -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
A perfect little story, perfectly told. One to revisit at every stage of your lifePublished 2 days ago by taliesin griffiths
SIddartha is one of the great books. Hesse is a master. I has been 40 years since I read and I read it about 5 times then. Read morePublished 7 days ago by P Knitty
I have loved this book for many many years, the first time I read it I was a doubting catholic, second a insecure agnostic, but every few years and at different stages of my life I... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Wras
A great philosophical read. It is short and to the point and has a simplicity about it. Because it is short it has more impact than a long and boring book.Published 13 days ago by Mr. Stewart Davie
Illuminating from start to finish. Spiritual, metaphorical and cosmological.Published 16 days ago by ollyheron
A beautiful little story from a master of prose,poetry and philosophy !Published 28 days ago by Paul anthony
A very good read! Changes the way you look at life. I would definitely recommend this book. Thank you for writing it!Published 1 month ago by samantha barreto