Siddhartha An Indian Tale

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In the shade of the house, in the sunshine of the riverbank near the boats, in the shade of the Sal-wood forest, in the shade of the fig tree is where Siddhartha grew up, the handsome son of the Brahman, the young falcon, together with his friend Govinda, son of a Brahman. The sun tanned his light shoulders by the banks of the river when bathing, performing the sacred ablutions, the sacred offerings. In the mango grove, shade poured into his black eyes, when playing as a boy, when his mother sang, when the sacred...
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In the shade of the house, in the sunshine of the riverbank near the boats, in the shade of the Sal-wood forest, in the shade of the fig tree is where Siddhartha grew up, the handsome son of the Brahman, the young falcon, together with his friend Govinda, son of a Brahman. The sun tanned his light shoulders by the banks of the river when bathing, performing the sacred ablutions, the sacred offerings. In the mango grove, shade poured into his black eyes, when playing as a boy, when his mother sang, when the sacred offerings were made, when his father, the scholar, taught him, when the wise men talked. For a long time, Siddhartha had been partaking in the discussions of the wise men, practising debate with Govinda, practising with Govinda the art of reflection, the service of meditation. He already knew how to speak the Om silently, the word of words, to speak it silently into himself while inhaling, to speak it silently out of himself while exhaling, with all the concentration of his soul, the forehead surrounded by the glow of the clear-thinking spirit. He already knew to feel Atman in the depths of his being, indestructible, one with the universe.
Joy leapt in his father's heart for his son who was quick to learn, thirsty for knowledge; he saw him growing up to become great wise man and priest, a prince among the Brahmans.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781499161205
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/16/2014
  • Pages: 72
  • Sales rank: 477,751
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.15 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2011

    AP World History: Siddhartha's path to self-discovery.

    Siddhartha is a novel by Herman Hess, a 1946 Nobel Prize Winner. The novel is about an Indian man that was born a Brahmin's son . He is not content at being the perfect Brahmin and decides to live with the Semana's. After years of living this way his inner voice speaks to him again. He is not happy at being a disciple and he knew he had to experience life. He leaves the Semana's and becomes a wealthy merchant. He also learned the way of love from a beautiful courtesan named Kamala. Years later, his inner voice spoke to him yet again. He realized that he was no longer happy with his life. He found himself living life wrong and becoming greedy. He learned to subtract the element of time in his life from a ferryman. His son that he didn't know existed later crossed his path when. His son was told to live with him while she lay on her death bed He loved is son like no other, but his son couldn't return his feelings and left him. This made Siddhartha become sad. However, the Om he learned from the nearby river helped him. At the end of the story an old friend crossed his path and he explained some knowledge he has learned about life to him. I enjoyed this story because it gave me a better look at the culture and religion of Ancient India Siddhartha was a truly likable story that managed to help me learn and enjoy the topic in the process. It was extremely easy to get lost in the words of this book. I recommend Siddhartha to anyone that either likes this topic in history or even anyone that had a hard tome understanding the time of the spread of world religions. It should help you understand your confusion just as it helped me.

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  • Posted June 13, 2012

    Highly Recommended!

    This book was a thought-provoking and emotional journey. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, and I will definitely read it again. It has layers upon layers of intellectual and spiritual depth.

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