My Book of the Week – Siddhartha – Hermann Hesse

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 in Blog, Product & Book Reviews | 0 comments

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I absolutely love this little book, which continues to give further inspiration each time you read it.  A ‘must read’ for any aspiring Yogi !

It’s beautifully written and provides a nourishing prospective on life. You’ll want to give it your young teenage children, niece and nephews to help them on their journey of discovery to understand that true satisfaction and happiness doesn’t need to come via the Xbox or the newest iphone!!

In the novel, Siddhartha, a young man, leaves his family for a contemplative life, then, restless, discards it for one of the flesh. He conceives a son, but bored and sickened by lust and greed, moves on again. Near despair, Siddhartha comes to a river where he hears a unique sound. This sound signals the true beginning of his life — the beginning of suffering, rejection, peace, and, finally, wisdom.

There are tons of thought provoking quotes throughout such as;Hermann_Hesse

“Words do not express thoughts very well. they always become a little different immediately they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish. And yet it also pleases me and seems right that what is of value and wisdom to one man seems nonsense to another.”
― Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

“Wisdom cannot be imparted. Wisdom that a wise man attempts to impart always sounds like foolishness to someone else … Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.”
Hermann Hesse (Siddhartha)

 

‘After having finished this book mere minutes ago I am left feeling enlightened. Herman Hesse’s literary prowess and philosophical points resonate within me. This book exudes worldly knowledge that, being of a younger age, I couldn’t fully appreciate yet. Nonetheless, like all of us, I have been frustrated with life. I have suffered, felt hate, sought peace, and I too fear the end of this life. Hesse’s work has served to quiet my soul and at the moment all I feel is quiet contentment, much like Siddhartha. This book just became one of my all time favorites.’

Milo 5* – Boston, MA. Review courtesy of goodreads.com

 

 

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