Siddhartha: An Indic Poem

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Hermann Hesse

Narrated By: Sir Derek Jacobi

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: March 2013

Duration: 2 hours 59 minutes

Summary:

This compelling spiritual quest by Hermann Hesse, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946, is considered one of the most important works of twentieth century fiction. Siddhartha’s search for enlightenment leads him to the river of life itself. On his journey he learns from many teachers: the ascetic Samanas, the all-knowing Gotama, the Buddha, Kamala the lovely courtesan, and Vasudeva the simple ferryman. Unwilling to accept the wisdom of others, Siddhartha comes to an understanding of himself and his place in the universe, finally achieving the enlightened state of mind in which he can say to his lifelong friend, “The world, Govinda, is perfect at every moment.”                                          
“One could even hope that Hesse’s readers are hungrily imbibing Siddhartha and that they will be so wisely foolish as to live by it.”--Chicago Tribune

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