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Siddhartha / The Dhammapada (New)
by Hesse, Hermann
Publisher: Perseus Distribution
Book ID: 9780811218504, 0811218503
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Written in a prose of almost biblical simplicity and beauty, Siddhartha is the story of a soul s long quest for the answer to the enigma of man s role on earth. As a youth, the young Indian Siddhartha meets the Buddha but isn t content with the disciple s role. He must work out his own destiny a torturous road on which he experiences a love affair with the beautiful courtesan Kamala, the temptation of success and riches, the heartache of struggling with his own son, and finally, renunciation and self-knowledge. The name Siddhartha is often given to the Buddha himself perhaps a clue to Hesse s aims contrasting the traditional legendary figure with his own conception.
This new edition of the classic Siddhartha includes The Dhammapada ( Path of Virtue ), the 423 verses attributed to the Buddha himself, which forms the essence of the ethics of Buddhist philosophy.
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