Hermann Hesse's masterpiece challenges almost every possible world-view in seeking an answer to the mystery of existence. Ostensibly, it is the story of an Indian youth, born a privileged Brahmin, who rejects his upbringing and seeks meaning to his life in a series of adventures, from wandering ascetic to indulgent hedonist. But Hesse uses this quest to reveal the necessity of experimentation, of experience, in the search for enlightenment - and ultimately, the wisdom of following one's own heart.
Siddhartha: Young Buddha's Quest for Esoteric Enlightenment (Aziloth Books)
ISBN 13: 9781907523069
Publication Date: August 31, 2010
Publisher: Aziloth Books
Author: Hermann Hesse