Siddhartha: An Indian Tale (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

Herman Hesse, the German-Swiss poet, novelist and painter, was born in 1877 in Calw, Germany. His parents were Christian missionaries, with interests in book publishing, and young Herman grew up in a world of theological discussion. Through his grandfather, who had worked in India as a missionary, he also possessed a keen awareness of Eastern philosophy and spirituality.

Siddhartha, a story based on the early life of Gautama Buddha, is concerned with the human search for self-knowledge and authentic spirituality. Hesse had written the first part of the book easily enough, but had to stop for a year with depression, before completing it in 1922. The book is a synthesis of Buddhist, Hindu, Taoist, and Christian thought, though Hesse rejected all conventional religion for a more individual and personal path. As he wrote: ‘The only thing of importance to me is being able to love the world, without looking down on it, without hating it and myself - being able to regard it and myself and all beings with love, admiration, and reverence.’

He became popular for his spiritual writing in the American counter-culture scene of the 1960s - and since his death in 1962, he has been one of the best-selling German writers in the world.

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
AB
Arthur Brown
LANGUAGE
SV
Swedish
LENGTH
05:26
hr min
RELEASED
2010
February 12
PUBLISHER
White Crow Books
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
SIZE
255.9
MB

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