Siddhartha Review

5 Jul

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse is the story of finding self-peace and over coming obstacles to reach satisfaction. Siddhartha goes through life figuring out what he truly wants by becoming a Samana, learning from the “exalted one”, traveling on his own meeting new friends and lovers, and wanting to discover Nirvana. Siddhartha’s morals are tested and it takes time for him to come to the realization of what he needs for total self-satisfaction.This book is a slow read, and the feeling of waiting for something big to happen is constant. Some parts in the story, that are insignificant, carry on for too long . Hesse continually questions life and what is important in life. It could be interesting if you are into the cycle of life and death, Buddhism, and world religion. Siddhartha will get you asking questions about your life, but it is a book I would only read once.


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