SIDDHARTHA by Hermann Hesse

 

Hermann Hesse (2 July 1877 – 9 August 1962) was a German poet, novelist, and painter. His best-known works include Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game, each of which explores an individual’s search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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  • vinaire  On March 27, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    I had read this book a long time ago, but this time I am listening to a narration of this book. The narrator is excellent. One can hear each word and also feel the emotion of it. The understanding is much greater.

    I am into it about three and half hour, and I find it spell binding. I am really enjoying it.

    • Chris Thompson  On March 28, 2014 at 7:44 AM

      I will listen to the audio to see if I get a different feel for it than I had.

  • vinaire  On March 27, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    It is interesting to observe how many layers can there be to self. Self can be like an onion. Each layer of self can act like a filter. Getting rid of each layer is like climbing to a new level of freedom.

    What I am learning is that one cannot get rid of a layer of self in any other way except by experiening it fully. Even the things one despises, one has to experience those things fully in oneself. One has to go down to the lowest level of depravity, and experience it fully to get rid of the filter of self that produces it.

    Any resistance to experiencing is like inertia. If one can only be totally inertia-less, that would like living ultimate freedom.

    • Chris Thompson  On March 28, 2014 at 7:45 AM

      Any resistance to experiencing is like inertia. If one can only be totally inertia-less, that would like living ultimate freedom.

      That is a really good observation!

  • vinaire  On March 28, 2014 at 8:30 AM

    Just like the core of an atom has the highest inertia. It seems like the core of SELF shall have the highest inertia too.

    No wonder it seems to be permanent! Permanance would come from a sense of “no change” or inertia.

  • vinaire  On March 28, 2014 at 8:10 PM

    Just finished listening to this audiobook. I just love it.
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  • vinaire  On March 28, 2014 at 8:12 PM

    It is just one single phenomenon with infinity of different aspects!

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