Siddhartha with Bonus the Dhammapada

Siddhartha with Bonus the Dhammapada : The Story of the Buddha

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One of the most powerful books on Buddhism ever written. The totality of conscious events of a human life, is shown as the best way to approach understanding of reality and attain enlightenment - Hesse's crafting of Siddhartha's journey shows that understanding is attained not through intellectual methods, nor through immersing oneself in the carnal pleasures of the world and the accompanying pain of samsara. It is the completeness of these experiences that allow Siddhartha to attain understanding. Thus, the individual events are meaningless when considered by themselves-Siddhartha's stay with the Samanas and his immersion in the worlds of love and business do not lead to nirvana, yet they cannot be considered distractions, for every action and event gives Siddhartha experience, which leads to final enlightenment.show more

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  • Paperback | 158 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 10.16mm | 294.83g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508479976
  • 9781508479970

About Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse was a German-Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature. His best known works include Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game (also known as Magister Ludi) which explore an individual's search for spirituality outside society. In his time, Hesse was a popular and influential author in the German-speaking world; worldwide fame only came later. Hesse's first great novel, "Peter Camenzind," was received enthusiastically by young Germans desiring a different and more "natural" way of life at the time of great economic and technological progress in the country.show more

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