Book
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.

(From Goodreads)

Show More

Number of Pages: 152


Recommended by
Recommendations from around the web and our community.

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.