Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Siddhartha - Hermann Hesse


Deeply influential, thought provoking book that makes one pause and retrospect on life itself. Hard to reckon that author, Hermann Hesse spent time as a patient in a sanatorium and spent his last years living in seclusion. Book sketches the journey of Siddhartha, a young seeker who dares to follow his heart only to refute the Buddha’s doctrine proving the need to scrutinize before acquiescence of tenets. He divides his life well, playing roles of the Brahmin student, the Hedonist and the Mystic to perfection, only to imbibe lessons learnt at each stage. The book makes a very deep impact at various parts where connotations are masked for the readers to delve and figure their interpretation of events in Siddhartha’s meandering path of life.

For all those who read for the soul, siddhartha is a must-read. For all those who have read siddhartha, i would suggest reading it again, as each time it reveals a totally distinctive dimension !

1 comment:

Karthik said...

Ok...You are beginning to disappoint me now. I have been to your blog a few times, read more about Hermann Hesse (incidentally Nasser in Aagra, is shown reading a Hermann Hesse) and i see no updates! As the saying goes, you start a blog, u write till your arteries clog............