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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 archetype...

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.

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ISBN: 0553208845

ISBN-13: 9780553208849


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Not quite. The closest is Illusions by Richard Bach, more of a midwestern-Jesus version than an eastern-Buddha tale. The Siddhartha story is itself a retelling of stories from the Ashtavakra Gita and Vasistha’s Yoga - both highly recommended.

Siddhartha is the story of the journey of a young man who experiences all the riches and desires any man can have but soon becomes bored with them. He strives for a life of simplicity, peace and wisdom and finds them in an unexpected place

Siddhartha by Herman Hesse - knowledge is study-able but the lessons of wisdom can only be learned through experience - so, seek to experience as much as possible, especially “risky” things ur warned against - also meditation = personal agent to convert anxiety to a joy for life