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|Author||: Hermann Hesse|
|Editor||: Penguin UK|
This edition has a NEW introduction by PAULO COELHO. Siddhartha is perhaps the most important and compelling moral allegory our troubled century has produced. Integrating Eastern and Western spiritual traditions with psychoanalysis and philosophy, this strangely simple tale, written with a deep and moving empathy for humanity, has touched the lives of millions since its original publication in 1922. Set in India, Siddhartha is the story of a young Brahmin's search for ultimate reality after meeting with the Buddha. His quest takes him from a life of decadence to asceticism, from the illusory joys of sensual love with a beautiful courtesan, and of wealth and fame, to the painful struggles with his son and the ultimate wisdom of renunciation. This edition is a translation by Hilda Rosner, with an introduction by Paulo Coelho.
|Author||: Siddhartha Mukherjee|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
An assessment of cancer addresses both the courageous battles against the disease and the misperceptions and hubris that have compromised modern understandings, providing coverage of such topics as ancient-world surgeries and the development of present-day treatments. Reprint. Best-selling winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Includes reading-group guide.
|Author||: William Irwin|
|Editor||: Shanti Arts Publishing|
First released in 1922, Hesse's classic novel Siddhartha has delighted and inspired generations of readers and seekers. In the sequel, Little Siddhartha, the search for meaning continues. Each one of us must follow a unique path toward wisdom. The constants, though, of love, forgiveness, family, and nature provide the enduring backdrop to the journey. Despite our differences, we can all see ourselves in the character of little Siddhartha, and we can hear the resounding Om that concludes this beautiful and timeless story of spiritual hunger and fulfillment.
|Author||: Hermann Hesse|
|Editor||: Courier Corporation|
DIVThe 1922 classic, based on events from the life of Buddha, tells of a restless young seeker's spiritual journey, ranging from years of asceticism to the ultimate enlightenment. Line-for-line English translation on facing pages. /div
|Author||: Herman Hesse|
Siddhartha is a 1922 novel by Hermann Hesse that deals with the spiritual journey of self-discovery of a man named Siddhartha during the time of the Gautama Buddha. The book, Hesse's ninth novel, was written in German, in a simple, lyrical style. It was published in the U.S. in 1951 and became influential during the 1960s. Hesse dedicated the first part of it to Romain Rolland and the second to Wilhelm Gundert, his cousin. The word Siddhartha is made up of two words in the Sanskrit language, siddha (achieved) + artha (what was searched for), which together means "he who has found meaning (of existence)" or "he who has attained his goals". In fact, the Buddha's own name, before his renunciation, was Siddhartha Gautama, Prince of Kapilvastu. In this book, the Buddha is referred to as "Gotama".
|Author||: Vignes Chandran|
|Editor||: Notion Press|
Ever wondered who exactly was the Buddha, also known by his birth name – Siddhartha Gauthama? Was he in reality a charming prince named Siddhartha; destined to become the greatest monarch of all time? Or was there truth in the tales of a wandering ascetic called Gauthama who was in pursuit of the ultimate truth? Was he the most recent incarnation of the great Hindu god Vishnu? Or as legends state, was he the Enlightened One, and one of the greatest teachers of all time? If you are looking for answers to the questions above, or are simply curious to discover more about the Buddha, look no further. This book will address all these questions, and more. To make this journey of discovery even more interesting, follow the author on his very own journey to explore the most significant of Buddhism sites in existence today, including the likes of Lumbini, Bodhgaya and Sarnath. Enjoy the story of the Buddha of our age within an engaging, excitement-filled adventure as we also attempt to understand why even more than 2 millenniums later, his life story and teachings continue to intrigue not just followers of Buddhism but generally almost everyone in existence.
|Editor||: WOW PUBLISHINGS PVT LTD|
A New Twist to the Story of Siddhartha The Master of Siddhartha narrates the wisdom of life and afterlife, thereby propelling you to know the true purpose of your own existence on Earth. This wisdom is revealed through the story of Prince Siddhartha as he gets ready to renounce his palace and kingdom in search of the answers to some profound and timeless questions. - Why does death occur? - If death is inevitable, then what is the real purpose of life? - What is the role of sorrow in life? As he kisses his family goodbye in the dark of night, Prince Siddhartha is stopped by a soft but startling voice that beseeches him not to leave. As Siddhartha discovers the unexpected source of this voice, the answers to his questions are given to him one by one, leading to the four Supreme truths: - There is happiness. - There is a cause for happiness. - There is a path to attain eternal happiness. - The state of eternal happiness exists within. Join Prince Siddhartha in his unique journey of becoming not just the king of the world but also attaining the kingdom of God. Read the new story of Prince Siddhartha, a tale with a twist, where secrets of eternal life and the fallacy of death are revealed... by his Master.
|Author||: Gale, Cengage Learning|
|Editor||: Gale Cengage Learning|
A Study Guide for Hermann Hesse's "Siddhartha," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
|Author||: Hermann Hesse|
|Editor||: Om Books International|
“You have done so by your own seeking in your own way, through thought, through meditation, through knowledge, through enlightenment. You have learned nothing through teachings, and so I think, O Illustrious One, that nobody finds salvation through teachings. To nobody, O Illustrious One, can you communicate in words and teachings, what happened to you in the hour of your enlightenment. The teachings of the enlightened Buddha embrace much, they teach much—how to live righteously, how to avoid evil. But there is one thing that this clear, worthy instruction does not contain; it does not contain the secret of what the Illustrious One himself experienced—he alone among hundreds of thousands.” Hermann Hesse, one of the literary stalwarts of the 20th century, was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1946. Hesse wanted to be a poet from the early age of 12, and a slim volume of his poems was published in 1899. Unfortunately, it did not create a significant stir in the literary world. In 1904, Peter Camenzind, Hesse’s debut novel, received tremendous critical acclaim, and it is considered one of the finest works in literature even today. Hesse’s visit to India in 1911 inspired him to delve into the finer details of Eastern religions, and a little over a decade later, Siddhartha (1922) was published. Hermann Hesse received the Goethe Prize of Frankfurt in 1946. In 1955, he received the Peace Prize of the German Booksellers. Steppenwolf and The Glass Bead Game are some of his other seminal works. He died in Montagnola, Switzerland in 1962. Talking Points - This is the ninth novel by Nobel Prize-winning German author Hermann Hesse - Regarded a masterpiece, a cult book in the 1960s - One of the most popular novels set in India and translated into many languages including film adaptations - Explores the quest for enlightenment through the spiritual journey of Siddhartha Worldwide readership/market Students specialising in Buddhist religion and spirituality; philosophers, biographers, readers of classics, literature students, historians, academicians, professors, educational institutes, libraries, film-makers, general trade
|Author||: Intelligent Education|
|Editor||: Influence Publishers|
A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha, became influential during the 1960s when cultural movements were seeking inspiration from the East. As a novel of the 1950s, Siddhartha incorporates contrasting ideologies from Eastern religions to Western individualism to create a new idea of life’s true meaning. Moreover, the novel has influenced, inspired, and shaped generations of thinkers, readers, and writers. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Hermann Hesse’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.
|Author||: James Allen and Hermann Hesse|
|Editor||: Fusion Books|
As a Man Thinketh’ is a self-help book by James Allen (24th November 1864 – 24th January 1912). When Allen was just 15 years, there happened a tragedy, his businessman father was robbed and murdered. Due to this, his family suffered huge financial crises. That compelled Allen to do some job so that he could support his family. Allen was highly inspired by the writings of Leo Tolstoy. After that, along with his wife and daughter, he shifted to Devon, England. There he led a simple life and he wrote for 9 years, resulted in 19 works. It was published in 1903. He was a British philosophical writer and poet, known for his inspirational and self-help books. He was one of the most popular writers on spirituality. ‘As a Man Thinketh’ is an essay and self-help classic book. ‘As a Man Thinketh’ is an essay and self-help classic book. It narrates how one could make life better by harnessing his thoughts which further cultivates the philosophy and best attitude of a successful person. Siddhartha Hermann Hesse, the author, has narrated a lot about Siddartha and his spiritual journey. A lot has been discussed about Siddhartha.He is loved by everyone. He is a source of joy for everybody, but he, Siddhartha, is not a source of joy for himself, he finds no delight in himself.Siddhartha has started to nurse discontent in himself, he has started to feel that the love of his father and his mother, and love of his friend, will not bring him joy forever and ever, will not nurse him, d him, satisfy him.Siddhartha has many queries in his mind like as, ‘Do the sacrifices give a happy fortune?’, ‘What about the Gods?’, ‘Was it really Prajapati who had created the world?’ ‘Was it not the ‘Atman’, the singular one?’ Siddharatha meets his father and says, ‘With your permission, my father, I have come to tell you that it is my longing to leave your house tomorrow and go to ascetics. My desire is to become a Samara.’His father says-’You will go into the go forest and be a Samara , when you will find blissfulness in the forest, come back and teach me to be blissful.’This is just an excerpt, the whole book consists of spiritualistic way of narration, thus becomes interesting one. Once you start reading can’t resist to leave the book in the mid.
|Author||: Siddhartha Mukherjee|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
The #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller The basis for the PBS Ken Burns Documentary The Gene: An Intimate History Now includes an excerpt from Siddhartha Mukherjee’s new book Song of the Cell! From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies—a fascinating history of the gene and “a magisterial account of how human minds have laboriously, ingeniously picked apart what makes us tick” (Elle). “Sid Mukherjee has the uncanny ability to bring together science, history, and the future in a way that is understandable and riveting, guiding us through both time and the mystery of life itself.” —Ken Burns “Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee dazzled readers with his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Emperor of All Maladies in 2010. That achievement was evidently just a warm-up for his virtuoso performance in The Gene: An Intimate History, in which he braids science, history, and memoir into an epic with all the range and biblical thunder of Paradise Lost” (The New York Times). In this biography Mukherjee brings to life the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives, personalities, identities, fates, and choices. “Mukherjee expresses abstract intellectual ideas through emotional stories…[and] swaddles his medical rigor with rhapsodic tenderness, surprising vulnerability, and occasional flashes of pure poetry” (The Washington Post). Throughout, the story of Mukherjee’s own family—with its tragic and bewildering history of mental illness—reminds us of the questions that hang over our ability to translate the science of genetics from the laboratory to the real world. In riveting and dramatic prose, he describes the centuries of research and experimentation—from Aristotle and Pythagoras to Mendel and Darwin, from Boveri and Morgan to Crick, Watson and Franklin, all the way through the revolutionary twenty-first century innovators who mapped the human genome. “A fascinating and often sobering history of how humans came to understand the roles of genes in making us who we are—and what our manipulation of those genes might mean for our future” (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel), The Gene is the revelatory and magisterial history of a scientific idea coming to life, the most crucial science of our time, intimately explained by a master. “The Gene is a book we all should read” (USA TODAY).
|Author||: John Crace|
|Editor||: RDR Books|
Literary ombudsman John Crace never met an important book he didnt like to deconstruct.From Salman Rushdie to John Grisham, Crace retells the big books in just 500 bitingly satirical words, pointing his pen at the clunky plots, stylistic tics and pretensions to Big Ideas, as he turns publishers golden dream books into dross. In the grand tradition of Tom Lehrer and Stan Freberg, Crace takes the books that produce the most media hype and retells each story in its authors inimitable style. Philip Roth, Don Delillo, Margaret Drabble, Paul Auster, Alice Sebold, John Updike, Tom Wolfe, Ruth Rendell, A.S. Byatt, John LeCarre, Michael Crichton and Ian McEwan all emerge delightfully scathed in this book that makes it easy to talk knowingly about books youve never bothered to read or, for that matter, should have.
|Author||: Marilia Albanese,Tiziana Baldizzone,Gianni Baldizzone|
|Editor||: White Star|
"Siddhartha: The Prince Who Became Buddha is a compelling reconstruction of the life of the man who became Buddha. Siddhartha Gautama was a historical character that was born in a century of great ferments and in a country where the spiritual search has been a priority for a long time. The salient episodes of the life of the Buddha are introduced in the first part of the work, getting information from various literary sources, such as the Buddhist Canon or the Chinese pilgrims' reports, with an iconographic support of works produced in different times and countries. In the second part it is human feeling of the Buddha that is tried to express, going the same way that one day saw him tireless pilgrim, with a specially commissioned search of modern images, that remembers the suffered run of Siddhartha, tragically stricken by a universal pain and determined to find an antidote, not only for the people of his time and his country, but forever and for everybody."--BOOK JACKET.
|Author||: Jonathan Landaw|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Recounts the major events in the life of Prince Siddhartha, how he became Buddha, the Awakened One, and some of the teachings that he left behind.
|Author||: Hermann Hesse|
|Editor||: North Atlantic Books|
Vowing at an early age “to be a poet or nothing at all,” Hermann Hesse rebelled against formal education, focusing on a rigorous program of independent study that included literature, philosophy, art, and history. One result of these efforts was a series of novels that became counterculture bibles that remain widely influential today. Another was a body of evocative spiritual poetry. Published for the first time in English, these vivid, probing short works reflect deeply on the challenges of life and provide a spiritual solace that transcends specific denominational hymns, prayers, and rituals. The Seasons of the Soul offers valuable guidance in poetic form for those longing for a more meaningful life, seeking a sense of homecoming in nature, in each stage of life, in a renewed relationship with the divine. Extensive quotations from his prose introduce each theme addressed in the book: love, imagination, nature, the divine, and the passage of time. A foreword by Andrew Harvey reintroduces us to a figure about whom some may have believed everything had already been said. Thoughtful commentary throughout from translator Ludwig Max Fischer helps readers understand the poems within the context of Hesse’s life. From the Trade Paperback edition.
|Author||: David Foster Wallace|
|Editor||: Back Bay Books|
A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America Set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human - and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do. "The next step in fiction...Edgy, accurate, and darkly witty...Think Beckett, think Pynchon, think Gaddis. Think." --Sven Birkerts, The Atlantic