Siddhartha, the handsome and respected son of a Brahmin, lives with his father in ancient India. Everyone in the village expects Siddhartha to be a successful Brahmin like his father. Siddhartha enjoys a near-idyllic existence with his best friend, Govinda, but he is secretly dissatisfied. He performs all the rituals of religion, and he does what religion says should bring him happiness and peace.
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Siddhartha or Siddharth is the birth name of the founder of Buddhism, Gautama Buddha. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Look up Siddhartha in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Siddhartha may also refer to: Contents. Disambiguation page providing links to topics that could be referred to by the same search term. Categories : Disambiguation pages Disambiguation pages with given-name-holder lists Disambiguation pages with surname-holder lists. Hidden categories: Disambiguation pages with short descriptions Short description is different from Wikidata All article disambiguation pages All disambiguation pages. Namespaces Article Talk.
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The book, Hesse's ninth novel, was written in German, in a simple, lyrical style. It was published in the U. Hesse dedicated the first part of it to Romain Rolland  and the second part to Wilhelm Gundert, his cousin. In this book, the Buddha is referred to as "Gotama". The story takes place in the ancient Indian kingdom of Kapilavastu. Joined by his best friend Govinda , Siddhartha fasts, becomes homeless, renounces all personal possessions, and intensely meditates, eventually seeking and personally speaking with Gautama, the famous Buddha, or Enlightened One.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. The classic novel of a quest for knowledge that has delighted, inspired, and influenced generations of readers, writers, and thinkers—a perennial favorite for graduation gifts. It is the story of the quest of Siddhartha, a wealthy Indian Brahmin who casts off a life of privilege and comfort to seek spiritual fulfillment and wisdom. On his journey, Siddhartha encounters wandering ascetics, Buddhist monks, and successful merchants, as well as a courtesan named Kamala and a simple ferryman who has attained enlightenment. Read more Read less.