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This book depicts the lifelong journey of a man named Siddhartha, who tries to find the true meaning of life. It starts from his boyhood and ends when he is an old man. The story is set in the time of Gautama Buddha.

Summary Of The Book

Siddhartha is a young and restless boy born into a family of Brahmins. He does not want to be confined by the principles and traditions that govern life in his family, and wants to experience and understand the world on his own terms.

Siddhartha and his friend Govinda set off on their quest. They are contrasting characters. Siddhartha is independent and bold, while Govinda admires Siddhartha and looks up to him for inspiration. They join a group of ascetics who lead a life of isolation and abstinence. Siddhartha tries this life for sometime, then grows weary of it and leaves to find new experiences. Govinda meanwhile encounters Gautama Buddha and becomes his disciple.

Siddhartha falls in love with a beautiful woman named Kamala and immerses himself in material pleasure. He becomes a wealthy merchant, marries Kamala, and lives a life of sensual pleasures. Soon, he tires of this too and leaves Kamala when she is pregnant with their child.

As Siddhartha stands on a river bank, contemplating the idea of ending his life, he reflects on his life so far and eventually falls asleep. He befriends the ferryman Vasudeva who teaches him to listen to the sounds of the river as it flows past. The endless flow of the river teaches Siddhartha that life is an eternal cycle. His wife Kamala brings their son to him and soon after, she dies. Eventually, the young boy becomes weary of his father’s quiet life and runs away.

Siddhartha realizes that this is a cycle - he ran away from his family and now his son has left him to find his own path. He realizes that he cannot prevent his son from going through all the pains and disappointments that life could bring, as each must find his own way.

Govinda comes to see him and is surprised at the change he sees in his old friend. The two old men sit on the river bank and reflect on the times that have passed. Each has taken a different path to find peace and understanding. While one blindly followed the teachings of another man, the other learnt from the different experiences that he encountered. Life itself, they realize, can be a great teacher if one is willing to learn from it.

About Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha is among the most famous novels written by a Western author and set in India. Hesse, a German writer and painter, is famous for his books that focus on an individual’s search for purpose.

Other books by Hesse include Peter Camenzind, Gertrude, and Der Steppenwolf.

Hesse was born in 1877 in Wurttemberg, Germany. He had a rebellious streak in him right from his childhood, and while he was attending the Evangelical Theological Seminary of Maulbronn Abbey, he tried to run away. After passing through several schools and institutions, he attended the Gymnasium at Cannstatt. He passed the One Year Examination in 1893, which marked the end of his schooling. After spending some time as an apprentice in a bookshop and later as a mechanic’s apprentice, he began working in a bookshop. During this time, he also began writing, and his first poem was published in a Viennese magazine. After the publication of his book, Posthumous Writings and Poems of Hermann Lauscher, he began getting widespread recognition.

Specifications of Siddhartha (Paperback)

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Author HERMANN HESSE
Book Details
Publisher Bantam Classics
Imprint Bantam Classics
Publication Year 1981
ISBN-13 9780553208849
ISBN-10 0553208845
Language English
Edition 33rdEdition
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 160 Pages
Dimensions
Width 4.10 inch
Height 0.60 inch
Weight 91 g
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22 Nov 2011
Enlightment & Inspiration takes the toll

Though the first chapter "The Brahmin's Son" (of Part one) will lead you like written with dictionary referenced wordings.......but as you go on reading......it's a real piece of enlightment and inspiration (altogether)........I won't call it beautifully written......but written in such an arranged manner......that you real one paragraph within 2 mins and think about it (referencing with your personal life and thoughts) the other five minutes.......deserves being the bestseller......people 'in need of TRUE HAPPINESS', 'EASILY BORED', 'need MENTAL SUPPORT', 'seeking for a piece of... ()

Though the first chapter "The Brahmin's Son" (of Part one) will lead you like written with dictionary referenced wordings.......but as you go on reading......it's a real piece of enlightment and inspiration (altogether)........I won't call it beautifully written......but written in such an arranged manner......that you real one paragraph within 2 mins and think about it (referencing with your personal life and thoughts) the other five minutes.......deserves being the bestseller......people 'in need of TRUE HAPPINESS', 'EASILY BORED', 'need MENTAL SUPPORT', 'seeking for a piece of...
Though the first chapter "The Brahmin's Son" (of Part one) will lead you like written with dictionary referenced wordings.......but as you go on reading......it's a real piece of enlightment and inspiration (altogether)........I won't call it beautifully written......but written in such an arranged manner......that you real one paragraph within 2 mins and think about it (referencing with your personal life and thoughts) the other five minutes.......deserves being the bestseller......people 'in need of TRUE HAPPINESS', 'EASILY BORED', 'need MENTAL SUPPORT', 'seeking for a piece of well written LITERATURE' should grab the same at once........the paper quality is fine-tuned with the literature style (offering yu a vedic sence)..........((^_^))

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Buddha, Advertising and Confusion

Even after knowing that this book was not about the life story of Buddha (as the name used and the cover image) I ordered this book.
This story may seem interesting for novel readers but someone who know the life story of Buddha and his awakening would know the story is definitely influenced and at some 2-3 places tries to even question Buddhism (I completely respect that because we all have the right to question what we feel is UN-satisfactory).
But the author himself contradicts in many places:
1) He says wisdom cannot be passed by words but that's what exactly he is trying to do in the w...
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Even after knowing that this book was not about the life story of Buddha (as the name used and the cover image) I ordered this book.
This story may seem interesting for novel readers but someone who know the life story of Buddha and his awakening would know the story is definitely influenced and at some 2-3 places tries to even question Buddhism (I completely respect that because we all have the right to question what we feel is UN-satisfactory).
But the author himself contradicts in many places:
1) He says wisdom cannot be passed by words but that's what exactly he is trying to do in the w...
Even after knowing that this book was not about the life story of Buddha (as the name used and the cover image) I ordered this book.
This story may seem interesting for novel readers but someone who know the life story of Buddha and his awakening would know the story is definitely influenced and at some 2-3 places tries to even question Buddhism (I completely respect that because we all have the right to question what we feel is UN-satisfactory).
But the author himself contradicts in many places:
1) He says wisdom cannot be passed by words but that's what exactly he is trying to do in the whole story.
2) He says we cannot learn from others mistakes but I feel it the opposite.
3) He says we have to live out own life but he is influenced by the fisherman god.
Just my points. I do respect all the comments.
I wish you a good read.

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Highly Recommended for everyone with mind, soul and heart

At some point or the other, We have all asked ourselves the fundamental question, ''How do we find lasting peace? Why we suffer the way we do and is there a way out for cessation of suffering?''

All the religions of the world have explored the answer to the question in their own unique styles. Some have tried to answer it from within and some from without. As Hesse intelligently points out that we often try to simplify the question for finding the answer to it while within and without are one and the same. In doing so he mentioned that we are subject to deception that time is a reality wh...
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At some point or the other, We have all asked ourselves the fundamental question, ''How do we find lasting peace? Why we suffer the way we do and is there a way out for cessation of suffering?''

All the religions of the world have explored the answer to the question in their own unique styles. Some have tried to answer it from within and some from without. As Hesse intelligently points out that we often try to simplify the question for finding the answer to it while within and without are one and the same. In doing so he mentioned that we are subject to deception that time is a reality wh...
At some point or the other, We have all asked ourselves the fundamental question, ''How do we find lasting peace? Why we suffer the way we do and is there a way out for cessation of suffering?''

All the religions of the world have explored the answer to the question in their own unique styles. Some have tried to answer it from within and some from without. As Hesse intelligently points out that we often try to simplify the question for finding the answer to it while within and without are one and the same. In doing so he mentioned that we are subject to deception that time is a reality while it is not. And if time is not real, then the divide which seems to separate the world from eternity, suffering from bliss and evil from good, is a mere deception.

When i chose this book, i was also deceived by the name 'Siddhartha'. I thought that the book is an autobiographical account of Gautam Buddha who was born as Siddhartha and after finding knowledge, named Buddha i.e. the enlightened one. While the book contains story of a Brahmin boy Siddhartha who goes for an individual search for lasting peace during the time of Gautam Buddha and how his life is inspired by Samanas, Gautam Buddha, a courtesan Kamala, a ferryman Vasudeva and by a river profoundly.

Notably the Book 'Siddhartha' is one of the most acclaimed novels of Nobel Laureate Hermann Hesse. It was first published in 1922. It contains the philosophy of Hesse towards life which is inspired by individualism, it finds it's own answers to the question which are different as well as similar to the answers found by Buddha.

The philosophy of the book can be summed up in some beautiful and meaningful quotes like:

''The opposite of every truth is just as true.''

''Wisdom cannot be passed on. Wisdom that a wise man attempts to pass on to someone always sounds like foolishness.''

''Every life is indestructible, every moment is eternity.''

''Showing your wound to a listener is just like bathing it in the river until it had cooled and become one with the river.''

''Learn from the river: it is good to strive downwards, to sink and to seek depth.''

''I had to learn how to leave the world as it is, to love it, and to enjoy being a part of it.''

''Siddhartha is excited with the discovery and realizes that all suffering, all self-torment, anxiety, all difficulties, all hostility are anchored in time and all will disappear when time is overcome, when time can be thought away.''

To sum up, It is a must read for those who are interested in Philosophical depths but for others with a little interest in philosophical matters, this book may sound a bit boring as it dwells deep into the philosophical questions while at the same time Hesse has tried his best and succeeds much in keeping the book simple for all.

The book is a 4 out of 5 and is highly recommended for the book enthusiasts who seek depth!

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Good Story, Important Message

Hermann Hesse certainly knows a thing or two about spirituality and self discovery. He blends the two seemingly interlaced topics into an equally interlaced tale of confusion and clarity with his simplistic writing accessible to anyone with basic reading abilities in the language (English).

Siddhartha, the main protagonist, is quite clear about what he wants but comes across as someone perpetually confused about how he can attain that what he wants. He is a refreshing character who does not bind himself to some prescribed morals rather is willing to 'learn by doing' and, indeed, does a lot...
()

Hermann Hesse certainly knows a thing or two about spirituality and self discovery. He blends the two seemingly interlaced topics into an equally interlaced tale of confusion and clarity with his simplistic writing accessible to anyone with basic reading abilities in the language (English).

Siddhartha, the main protagonist, is quite clear about what he wants but comes across as someone perpetually confused about how he can attain that what he wants. He is a refreshing character who does not bind himself to some prescribed morals rather is willing to 'learn by doing' and, indeed, does a lot...
Hermann Hesse certainly knows a thing or two about spirituality and self discovery. He blends the two seemingly interlaced topics into an equally interlaced tale of confusion and clarity with his simplistic writing accessible to anyone with basic reading abilities in the language (English).

Siddhartha, the main protagonist, is quite clear about what he wants but comes across as someone perpetually confused about how he can attain that what he wants. He is a refreshing character who does not bind himself to some prescribed morals rather is willing to 'learn by doing' and, indeed, does a lot of things en-route.

He rises, he falls, he deviates, he doubts but amidst all these Siddhartha is fairly determined about his self discovery. The book unfolds like a journey and every journey has something to reveal to the journeyman. So go ahead and join Siddhartha on his road to self-discovery.

May be, just may be, you may want to carry where Siddhartha leaves.

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31 Jul 2013
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Highly Recommended for everyone with mind, soul and heart

At some point or the other, We have all asked ourselves the fundamental question, ''How do we find lasting peace? Why we suffer the way we do and is there a way out for cessation of suffering?''

All the religions of the world have explored the answer to the question in their own unique styles. Some have tried to answer it from within and some from without. As Hesse intelligently points out that we often try to simplify the question for finding the answer to it while within and without are one and the same. In doing so he mentioned that we are subject to deception that time is a reality wh...
()

At some point or the other, We have all asked ourselves the fundamental question, ''How do we find lasting peace? Why we suffer the way we do and is there a way out for cessation of suffering?''

All the religions of the world have explored the answer to the question in their own unique styles. Some have tried to answer it from within and some from without. As Hesse intelligently points out that we often try to simplify the question for finding the answer to it while within and without are one and the same. In doing so he mentioned that we are subject to deception that time is a reality wh...
At some point or the other, We have all asked ourselves the fundamental question, ''How do we find lasting peace? Why we suffer the way we do and is there a way out for cessation of suffering?''

All the religions of the world have explored the answer to the question in their own unique styles. Some have tried to answer it from within and some from without. As Hesse intelligently points out that we often try to simplify the question for finding the answer to it while within and without are one and the same. In doing so he mentioned that we are subject to deception that time is a reality while it is not. And if time is not real, then the divide which seems to separate the world from eternity, suffering from bliss and evil from good, is a mere deception.

When i chose this book, i was also deceived by the name 'Siddhartha'. I thought that the book is an autobiographical account of Gautam Buddha who was born as Siddhartha and after finding knowledge, named Buddha i.e. the enlightened one. While the book contains story of a Brahmin boy Siddhartha who goes for an individual search for lasting peace during the time of Gautam Buddha and how his life is inspired by Samanas, Gautam Buddha, a courtesan Kamala, a ferryman Vasudeva and by a river profoundly.

Notably the Book 'Siddhartha' is one of the most acclaimed novels of Nobel Laureate Hermann Hesse. It was first published in 1922. It contains the philosophy of Hesse towards life which is inspired by individualism, it finds it's own answers to the question which are different as well as similar to the answers found by Buddha.

The philosophy of the book can be summed up in some beautiful and meaningful quotes like:

''The opposite of every truth is just as true.''

''Wisdom cannot be passed on. Wisdom that a wise man attempts to pass on to someone always sounds like foolishness.''

''Every life is indestructible, every moment is eternity.''

''Showing your wound to a listener is just like bathing it in the river until it had cooled and become one with the river.''

''Learn from the river: it is good to strive downwards, to sink and to seek depth.''

''I had to learn how to leave the world as it is, to love it, and to enjoy being a part of it.''

''Siddhartha is excited with the discovery and realizes that all suffering, all self-torment, anxiety, all difficulties, all hostility are anchored in time and all will disappear when time is overcome, when time can be thought away.''

To sum up, It is a must read for those who are interested in Philosophical depths but for others with a little interest in philosophical matters, this book may sound a bit boring as it dwells deep into the philosophical questions while at the same time Hesse has tried his best and succeeds much in keeping the book simple for all.

The book is a 4 out of 5 and is highly recommended for the book enthusiasts who seek depth!

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