Siddhartha

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ISBN: 978-93-83299-04-1
AUTHOR NAME: Hermann Hesse
EDITION: 2018
BOOK CODE: S-184
MEDIUM: English
FORMAT: Paper Back
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Siddhartha 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 Buddha. The book, Hesse's ninth novel (1922), was written in German, in a simple, lyrical style. It was published in the U.S. in 1951 and became influential during the 1960s. in fact, the Buddha's own name, before his renunciation, was Siddhartha Gautama, Prince of Kapilvastu. in this book, the Buddha is referred to as "Gautama". The story takes place in ancient Nepal. Siddhartha, the son of a Brhamin, decides to leave behind his home in the hopes of gaining spiritual illumination by becoming an ascetic wandering beggar of the Samanas. Joined by his best friend Govinda, Siddhartha fasts, becomes homeless, renounces all personal possessions, and intensely meditates, eventually seeking and personally speaking with Gautama, the famous Buddha, or Enlightened One. Afterward, both Siddhartha and Govinda acknowledge the elegance of the Buddha's teaching. Although Govinda hastily joines the Buddha's order, Siddhartha does not follow. Siddhartha decides to live out the rest of his life in the presence of the spiritually inspirational river. Toward the end of his life, Govinda hears about an enlightened ferryman and...

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