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Ö Siddhartha. Eine indische Dichtung Õ Download by ↠´ Hermann Hesse I taught this book to juniors, and when I did I became frustrated with a student when I introduced it, because he let his classmates know that he d already read it and it sucked I m happy to report, now that we ve finished it, that his comments didn t seem to hurt the class s opinion of the book too badly In fact, that student himself said it was pretty good and that he d only skimmed it the last time he read it Lousy kids Another student said it was his favorite book that we d read so far And that it made him want to quit school and start living I guess that s praise for the bookThe book is divided pretty neatly into thirds, and that s how we broke it up as a class The first third is the main character who is a contemporary of Siddhartha Gotama, the Buddha as a youth he is smart and talented and loved b 717 Siddhartha, Herman HesseSiddhartha is a novel by Hermann Hesse that deals with the spiritual journey of self discovery of a man named Siddhartha during the time of the Gautama Buddha The book, Hesse s ninth novel, was written in German, in a simple, lyrical style It was published in the U.
S in 1951 and became influential during the 1960s 2007 1340 160 1355 160 1362 1367 1373 1375 134 1381 1394 1373 155 1376 1381 1385 1387 9645509114 1388 9789643204143 1392 152 9786001760884 1374 225 1376 167 9646663044 1385 174 1386 1387 9789643116286 1394 144 9789642092338 Herman Hesse S Classic Novel Has Delighted, Inspired, And Influenced Generations Of Readers, Writers, And Thinkers In This Story Of A Wealthy Indian Brahmin Who Casts Off A Life Of Privilege To Seek Spiritual Fulfillment Hesse Synthesizes Disparate Philosophies Eastern Religions, Jungian Archetypes, Western Individualism Into A Unique Vision Of Life As Expressed Through One Man S Search For True Meaning MY BEST BOOK OF 2017 In life we all look for meaning, we all look for something to give us a purpose and, in essence, a reason to actually be alive Nobody wants to get to the end of their journey and realise it was all for nothing, and that their days were utterly wasted So how do we find this meaningOne must find the source within one s own Self, one must possess it Everything else was seeking a detour, an error We must find our own peace Siddhartha followed the teachings of others and it granted him very little happiness He meets Buddha, or a Buddha, and he realises that the only way he can achieve the same degree of serenity is to find it himself The words of the man, as wise as they may be, are just air they are It was the book I read it four years back And to tell the truth I did not liked it much at the time I thought this guy has written a book for western audience who are not familiar with the philosophy of karma and dharma , or rather, in general, the basic philosophy of India, who after reading it will realize something esoteric And so it seemed to me a book containing wisdom that didn t touched me And I finished it with the verdict contains wisdom, but lacks depth, boring at times, and do not grabs your heart, and is not extra ordinary in any way But over the years I ve come to understand that it is this ordinary ness that which makes this work exceptional It is the story of common man, just like you and me, who goes through the struggles of life He is a man who have the qualities that we all, common man, possess, such as ambition, greed, possess If I could turn back time or perhaps pass through some portal which brings me face to face with my 14 year old self, there are so many books I would recommend to little me, grabbing my shoulders to shake my malnourished frame and insisting that I get to reading them as soon as effin possible instead of waiting until I m too old and cynical and hyper critical to appreciate and relate to what they have to say If this ever is was the case, this time warp, today I would probably see a lotnovels as earth shattering and brain splattering magic rather than, well, pretty good stuff that I interrupted much better reading over the last two days to absorb for no good reason save for the mild satisfaction of completing a task.
The main wrong idea Most religions know of it as Enlightenment when the individual transcends himself and sees himself as one with the ultimate reality It can be theistic the Aham Brahma Asmi I am the Brahman or Tat Tvam Asi Thou Art That of Hinduism or atheistic the Buddhist Nirvana, based on the Anatman non soul but the person who achieves it, according to all sources, is caught up in profound rapture To reach this stage, one has to tread an arduous path Carl Gustav Jung called the process individuation Joseph Campbell called it the hero s journey Herman Hesse s eponymous protagonist of Siddhartha is a man who embarks on this enterprise.
Siddhartha, the handsome Brahmin youth who apparently has everything, is dissatisfied with life with the whole pointlessness of it He leaves home with his friend Govinda and joins a group of ascetics the S By the latter part of the 19th Century, the colonial spread of European powers across the world was in full swing The British ruled India and Australia and had gone to war with China to force opium on the population Africa, South America, and the Philippines had been portioned out for Western rule and control of resources.
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My apologies if this review reeks of GUSHness However, it gave me that ONE OF A KIND reading experience that doesn t come along often and so I think it is certainly worthy of the praise I shall heep upon it Beautifully written and a deeply personal story, Hesse has created the ultimate expression of the journey of self discovery The book details the story of Siddhartha, the young and brilliant son of a Brahmin in ancient India The Brahmin are the uber revered caste comprised of poets, priests, teachers and scholarsQuick Side NoteHow refreshing is it that their most revered group is not made up of morally questionable athletes, morally suspect celebrities and morally bankrupt politiciansI m just saying At the beginning of the story, despite having absorbed all of the teachings of his father and followe