Siddhartha is one of the great philosophical novels. Profoundly insightful, it is also a beautifully written story that begins as Siddhartha, son of an Indian Brahman, leaves his family and begins a lifelong journey towards Enlightenment. On the way he faces the entire range of human experience and emotion: he lives with ascetics, meets Gotama the Buddha, learns the art of love from Kamala the courtesan, and is transformed by the simple philosophy of the ferryman Vasudeva whose wisdom comes not from learned teachings but from observing the River. Hermann Hesse (1877-1962) was a German-Swiss novelist, poet, and painter. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946.
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July 18, 2014
Great book about searching his own way to be free from suffering and be happy.It is not too long story and easy to read.I love this book.
April 23, 2014
Simply the most beautiful short book I have ever read. The story of how Siddartha became The Buddha by following no One.
January 01, 2014
I had to read this in high school and it was meaningless. I'm currently re-reading all my high school novels with an adult mind....
December 10, 2013
Great book and very well read. So glad I listened to this.
October 30, 2013
What a wonderful story of faith and strength of spirit... 👍
September 27, 2013
Great book! A must read! Philosophy of life, wisdom and love! Would read it againa and again!
September 21, 2013
Just beautiful, loved it to be read again and again. The reader Adrianne did a great job made the story come alive.
March 30, 2013
Wonderful! A study of life and wisdom. Worth revisiting again and again.
March 05, 2013
Brilliant book, very well translated and read!
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August 20, 2012
Classic...can be listened to and read a thousand times w/out gettin dull
July 09, 2012
This novel is very informative about the life of Buddha; good to learn more if you are a fan of Chopra, Dyer, Tolle, and Lama.
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June 03, 2012
Beautifully read by one reader! Thank you!
May 06, 2012
Perfect narration, capturing the human heart and mind hauntingly in beautiful prose with both naïveté and sophistication
March 19, 2012
One of my favorites. Loved the narrator
January 30, 2012
An introduction to eastern philosophy
October 15, 2011
A must for self-improvement
June 23, 2011
Great book for understanding minds!
Reich Sáez Cano
June 20, 2011
Es realmnte weno