… Africa, Australia (+ New Zealand) and Asia

Books read so far… (10)

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What a pleasing read! I always knew about the book and I was happy that I had the chance to read it. It was written in 1922 and only published in the USA in 1951 – I wonder why…

The book cover

The book cover

The book handles the story of the founder of Buddhism beautifully and as everything coming from Buddhist philosophy not once I felt I was reading something with relation to religion. Hesse tackles problems every thinking man will some time find himself wondering about. Spiritual beings; is man one of them?And if he is how does he reach his personal heaven? Does he have to be? I like the conclusion that everything is in the mind. The world is the mind and your world therefore is your mind. Good VS bad acts were always – so far – dictated by religions. Guiltiness was their judge but Hesse and the philosophic background on where he moves suggests something else.

Things are really simple. The way to simplicity though is not. Coming back to the book as such; it can be read many times. Its tight coherence makes it perfect for writing basis. Writing of your thoughts and the beginning of endless existential conversations. Read it but be sure to have a friend and a beer beside when you finish it. You will make the most out of both for sure!

Take it easy ’till the next time!


Written by csm2mk

July 2, 2009 at 3:07 PM

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  1. Τώρα πλέον ζεις και με τη βούλα (Σιντάρτα) τα δικά σου 70΄ς


    July 9, 2009 at 8:51 AM

  2. ta 70s topothetimena sta 00’s (alithia pos ta lene ta 2000 ???) einai tough. o kosmos mikrainei kai i epanastasi ton backpacks opos elege o Kerouac mallon exei xasei to pexnidi. gia na doume…


    July 15, 2009 at 2:41 PM

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