Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

The book I would definetly re-read, even if I do not have the time is ‘Siddhartha’ by Herman Hesse.

‘Siddhartha’ traces the spiritual journey of a young man as he goes through the various phases of his life, from youth to old age.

A simply written book, it brings forth the idea that every man has to look for his own salvation for knowledge can be communicated but not wisdom.

The eponymous ‘hero’ chooses his own path and is enlightened through his worldly and even sensual experiences as also through his life devoid of comforts and while being devoted to contemplation.

Herman Hesse was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946. He considered India as his spiritual home and this book explores the Indian philosophy.

This book rejuvenates me whenever I feel weary or confused.

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  1. Oh I think that no matter what book by Herman Hesse you read will leave you with a similar feeling. Granted they are on different things, but they all link back to the idea of finding your essence, who you really are. My personal favorite is Narcissus and Goldmund, I definitely recommend it!

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