Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse
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Siddhartha

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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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Анастасия Малеева
Анастасия Малееваshared an impression2 months ago
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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.

David Leon
David Leonshared an impression4 years ago
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Hola! No estuve buscando el libro en español, hay forma de conseguir libros en español, o se debe de ser premium?... En cuanto a la app, muy bien

juliesparks5
juliesparks5has quoted6 years ago
Truly, no thing in this world has kept my thoughts thus busy, as this my very own self, this mystery of me being alive,
Ildar Kamaletdinov
Ildar Kamaletdinovhas quoted5 years ago
that the river is everywhere at once, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the rapids, in the sea, in the mountains, everywhere at once, and that there is only the present time for it, not the shadow of the past, not the shadow of the future?"
Vitaly
Vitalyhas quoted3 months ago
He pondered deeply, like diving into a deep wa­ter he let him­self sink down to the ground of the sen­sa­tion, down to the place where the causes lie, be­cause to identify the causes, so it seemed to him, is the very es­sence of think­ing, and by this alone sen­sa­tions turn into real­iz­a­tions and are not lost, but be­come en­tit­ies and start to emit like rays of light what is in­side of them
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