Manfred recommended Siddhartha
during a recent Garden Of Friends gathering.
You can read the book here, if you desire.
Do you know something
about the novel Siddhartha from Herman Hesse?
Yes, I’m familiar with the novel “Siddhartha” by Herman Hesse. It was first published in 1922 and is a work of fiction that explores the spiritual journey of its titular character, Siddhartha, in ancient India.
The story follows Siddhartha, a young Brahmin who embarks on a quest for spiritual enlightenment. He leaves his comfortable life behind and wanders through the countryside, seeking wisdom from various teachers and experiencing different paths of self-discovery. Along the way, he becomes friends with Govinda, another young man on a similar spiritual quest.
Siddhartha eventually meets the Buddha and learns much from him, but ultimately decides to forge his own path. He becomes a ferryman and spends many years living a simple life by the river, gaining wisdom from the natural world around him. In the end, he achieves enlightenment and finds peace within himself.
The novel is widely regarded as a classic of 20th-century literature and has been translated into many languages. It explores themes such as the search for meaning in life, the relationship between self-discovery and spiritual growth, and the importance of following one’s own path.