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Siddhartha by [Hesse,  Herman]
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Siddhartha Kindle Edition

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About the Author

Hermann Hesse (2 July 1877 – 9 August 1962) was a German born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. His best-known works include Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game, each of which explores an individual's search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 349 KB
  • Print Length: 84 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1514690519
  • Publisher: Start Classics (8 Nov. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GMWIJTE
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 34 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #112,624 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I like the book itself, but this kindle version has quite a lot of typos! A bit off putting when trying to read a book!
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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 have read it and everytime I rediscover it and it reconquers me; this time I sat to read this book with a little trepidation for I am a lifetime away from the young person that first read it, continents removed from where I first found Siddhartha and totally devoid from faith, I worried that my old friend would not speak to me, to my old heart. I had nothing to fear, for this book is universal and like the river it speaks of it is timeless.
“Truly, nothing in the world has so occupied my thoughts as this I, this riddle, the fact I am alive, that I am separated and isolated from all others, that I am Siddhartha! And about nothing in the world do I know less about than me, about Siddhartha!”
This is not religion or dogma, this is the eternal search of consciousness, the seeking of peace through understanding.
“It is not for me to judge another man's life. I must judge, I must choose, I must spurn, purely for myself. For myself, alone.”
A book that is beautiful and full of wisdom, an introduction to the most interesting ideas the orient has to offer. written in 1922 it influenced our culture greatly opened a door to a system of belief that does not require the submission of the self to dogma but the flowering of the self.
“Within Siddhartha there slowly grew and ripened the knowledge of what wisdom really was and the goal of his long seeking. It was nothing but a preparation of the soul, a capacity, a secret art of thinking, feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life.
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The complexities of theology, philosophy, life and nature quantified in childlike simplicity. Would highly recomend this very cheap book to anyone seeking answers to the meaning of life.
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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. Wanted to revisit and old love and I am so happy to re read it. Fabulous but the audio version mis pronounces lots of words. Really annoying.
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Great classics of German literature that inspired me as a young man. Somehow I missed out on Siddartha and It's a pleasure to revisit this author.
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I found this to be a very good read as I'm interested in Yoga, meditation etc. It held my interest as I wanted to know how things turned out for siddhartha and I could relate to much in this story, there are a few spelling errors and unusual ways of saying things which I found this thought provoking and didn't detract from the story.
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Should be read by anyone seeking a spiritual path in life. Anyone interested in Buddhism needs to read it. It would also be an excellent choice for A Level study in both religion and literature.
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I have the kindle addition and the main problem is the spelling and grammar which throws me off. Apart from that it's a lovely book. Full of meaning. Always worth a read regardless of whether you're researching into Buddhism.
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