Siddhartha

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  1. Pagan-prophet

    Pagan-prophet (Protect Computer)

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    I am currently reading, “Siddhartha” by Hermann Hesse. I would like to know what some of you think of this book if you have read it. So far I am enjoying it very much. Does this book carry principles accurate to some beliefs you hold?
     
  2. zenmonk_genryu

    zenmonk_genryu New Member

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    Not really. It's a good book but Herman Hesse didn't actually know much about Buddhism.
     
  3. iBrian

    iBrian Peace, Love and Unity Admin

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    Ah, Herman Hesse. :)

    I haven't read Siddartha, but "The Glass Bead Game" is one of my favourite books - despite that the English translation is pretty awkward.
     
  4. zenmonk_genryu

    zenmonk_genryu New Member

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    I think that's the key with Hesse, finding a good translation.
     

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