Siddhartha with Bonus The Dhammapada: The Story of the Buddha

Siddhartha with Bonus The Dhammapada: The Story of the Buddha

by Hermann Hesse

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781508479970
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/15/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 858,147
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

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.

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