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Siddhartha - Herman Hesse Reviews


Nov 01, 2011 01:07 PMRead

There are five thieves stealing time out of our life, with each passing moment. They are Lust, Anger, Avarice, Attachments and Ego (Kaam, Krodh, Lobhh, Moh and Ahankar). And if we are ever to find Nirvana and peace of soul (not of mind), we must, first, free ourselves from these five. I agree mo...Read More

A journey deep within

Jan 05, 2011 11:48 PMRead

Book Review SiddharthaSiddhartha, by Hermann Hesse is a fabulous tale of the struggle of a man to find his own true self. The story of Siddhartha told ever so lucidly, flows across the barriers of time and space and reaches its proper end.It’s the story of how an idealist Brahmin turns i...Read More

Heart touching Story

Oct 31, 2017 08:26 AMRead

Siddhartha-Herman Hesse is very heart touching story this is the story about Siddhartha and how the become Buddha.this is the story how they win from their own self feelings .Kam, Krodh, lobh, mad and Ahankar these are the 5 evils every person have these 5 evils innerself but Siddhartha get ...Read More

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Jan 25, 2017 10:43 PMRead

The book's story line set in India, Siddhartha is subtitled an "Indic Poetic Work" and clearly it does owe much to both Buddhism and Hinduism, however the philosophy embodied in Siddhartha is both unique and quite complex, despite the lyrically beautiful simplicity of the plot.Siddhartha is ...Read More

Samsara ! not easy to avoid.

Jan 17, 2017 03:32 PMRead

A beautiful tale about Siddhartha who want to get enlightenment and pulled by Samsara. Its like ride of roller coaster. How a person deviated from its aim and life again shows him what he is forgetting. Siddhartha very intense desire to get enlightened and join samana's grou, he lived very hard ...Read More

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A spiritual story, requires your time and patience

Jul 09, 2015 08:24 PMRead

This is not a book for light reading - it is about a spiritual journey. Siddhartha and his friend Govinda, leave their home to discover themselves - a spiritual quest. They join the ascetics, fast, pray and meditate intensely and yet Siddhartha cannot find his peace.They hear of the Buddha a...Read More

Excellent Spiritual book

Apr 23, 2015 11:45 PMRead

This is a marvellous book on the quest for knowledge by a common man. I do believe everyone who is looking for a real life spiritual book addressing the facets of a common man thoughts and aspiration should read this book.Written in an allegorical style, Siddhartha is a masterpiece by Herman...Read More

A must read...

Apr 13, 2015 09:08 PMRead

I read this book when I needed calmness and in some mystifying way the book gave me the required tranquility. This book guide you to find inner strength and potential.It tells you that wisdom can't be transferred, only knowledge can be transferred.Wisdom can be obtained by looking into own self ...Read More

Find Yourself!

Oct 19, 2013 08:27 PMRead

This is a book that  I read when it was first published.  I am so glad I picked it up again. It was just excellent!  There is no point reviewing the book because that would mean one didn't get the point of the book at all!One learns that each time one reads the book one sees a different aspe...Read More

~~~When Krisha Lives A Buddha~~~

Nov 05, 2011 07:41 PMRead

Life is a journey searching for its meaning. It is good to have a guide all along. However a guide cannot tell you how you should enjoy the journey!Young Siddhartha has everything going for him in his teen days; happy family, beautiful appearance and reputation from the society. He howeve...Read More

Transcendental Fiction …

Dec 11, 2010 03:02 PMRead

Transcendental Fiction To be frank I have not heard of Herman Hesse, the Nobel  Laureatte. It when I got this book from my Secretary's table that I learned about it.  But when my secretary   told me that the book is about Budhism and that it is a translation, I postponed the idea of reading it f...Read More


Mar 26, 2006 08:15 PMRead

While reading German born Hermann Hesse’s “ SIDDHARTHA”, I underwent a complete SOUL-searching process. This can be only experienced and beyond comprehension of words! I don’t prefer reading translated works for the essence is lost in the bargain but nevertheless I went...Read More

Open your mind

Dec 03, 2005 01:08 AMRead

If you read this book when you are on a high, you will be grounded. Read it when things are low, life will make sense. The shocking simplicity and honesty of the narration opens the mind. It teaches you to make peace with every aspect of life. In this powerful narration, Herman Hesse creates a p...Read More

And where were you looking..??

Nov 16, 2004 03:10 AMRead

Who am I? What is my purpose in life?I wonder how many of us ever asked this question to ourselves. I read them at a calendar which had the ?Geeta Saar? and pondered for hours during my days of unemployment! And then, one fine day, when I was sipping my coffee at cafe coffee day, the manager...Read More


Jul 22, 2004 11:35 PMRead

Review: I do not write this review in my capacity as someone who is writing a critique, nor doI write this in my capacity as someone who is a member of this site and wants to get his review on the net...neither again doI write this in my capacity as someone who wishes to impose thoughts...I writ...Read More

Life of Buddha

Mar 16, 2004 03:41 PMRead

Hermann Hesse is a formidable name in literature. German by birth, this nobel prize winner seems to have understood the mysteries of India more than most Indians. His story about Siddhartha is nothing but the story of Gautam Buddha. Buddha was name Siddhartha by his parents.The book gives a ...Read More

Salvation.....here I come!

Feb 10, 2003 10:31 PMRead

''Yes, he was at the end.....''Might the fishes devour him, this dog of a Siddhartha, this madman, this corrupted and rotting body, this sluggish & misused soul!''Despite these harsh words, (which, by the way, occur at a much later part in the novel), 'Siddhartha,' by Herman Hesse, c...Read More


Jan 26, 2017 10:22 PMRead

As some person keen on Eastern logic on one hand, and as some individual who's had a long terrible book streak on the other, it is just intelligent that I was putting every one of my trusts on "Siddhartha" to bring back the delight of perusing. It did to some degree however simply because I loca...Read More

Way to self realization

Apr 04, 2015 03:38 PMRead

It's an excellent book for those who want to find the ultimate truth of existence. I'm really thankful to the author for giving such a book on spiritual enlightenment. This book would be a complex one for a layman but for those who are in the process of finding the bliss, it's really a helping g...Read More

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