Siddhartha, born the son of a Brahmin, was
blessed in appearance, intelligence and charisma. In order to
find meaning in life, he discarded his promising future for the
life of an ascetic. He wandered as a shramana and searched for
Gotama the Buddha. However, this man, Siddhartha, was not a follower
of any but his own soul. This popular book provides the listener
with insight into the philosophy and thoughts that shape Siddhartha’s
path to enlightenment.
In many works by Herman Hesse, the German novelist and Nobel Prize
winner in literature, there is a theme depicting the duality of
spirit and nature, body versus mind and the individual’s
spiritual search outside the restrictions of society. Siddhartha
is such a story.