Siddhartha is a book that can be very good for people who live in big cities, run from work to home and consume the weekends at the same pace, trying to capture life. Hermann Hesse has written a novel that can reach everyone. It is no surprise that some people read this on a regular basis. As I grow old, I understand better why such books have been read non-stop over the years.
As you read the book, you will think about yourself, your friends, your relationships, your family and your life, again and again. You will evaluate the choices you make and the way you endure the results of these choices from a different perspective. And whenever you see a river, you will think of Siddhartha. You will thank Herman Hesse once again and smile. Enjoy!
Authored by Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha is one of the most influential spiritual works of the so twentieth century. It is the story of a young man who decides to leave his wife and kids and embark on a journey of suffering and rejection to finally find peace within and attain salvation.
The story revolves around a young man who leaves his home and so family on a quest for the Truth. Embarking on a journey that takes him from the austerities of so renunciation to the profligacy of wealth. That leads him through the range of human experiences from hunger and so want, to passion, pleasure, pain, greed, yearning, boredom, love, despair and hope. A journey that leads finally to the river, where he gains peace and so eventually wisdom.
Hermann Karl Hesse was a German-born poet, novelist, and painter. His best-known works include Demian, Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game, so each of which explores an individual’s search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges: