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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #270 on: February 23, 2018, 12:14:58 pm »
no, siddartha is not the siddartha. I don't want to spoil the book for you, so just keep reading.  ;D

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« Reply #271 on: February 28, 2018, 01:32:23 pm »
I finished Siddharta but didnt really understand it completely in that the main character has the same name and same back ground growing up. Any insight would be helpful. 

I am now reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintence. It is funny when people see the book they think it is a manuel for motorcycle repair.

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« Reply #272 on: February 28, 2018, 01:42:16 pm »
https://www.amazon.com/Justice-Whats-Right-Thing-Do/dp/0374532508

This was my last one. It was very interesting and put out a lot of points which I have to carefully evaluate and consider in the light of proper thinking as best I could.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #273 on: March 01, 2018, 05:06:32 am »
I finished Siddharta but didnt really understand it completely in that the main character has the same name and same back ground growing up. Any insight would be helpful. 

I think it was an honest attempt by Hesse to make sense of what the enlightenment experience might be, how it would affect you, and to map out how someone could do this alone, away from a sangha. He chose the zen approach, among others, of sitting with the random sounds of nature as a focus of meditation. I read that he spent a lot of time on the last part of the book, hoping for some experience of his own to inform it better.
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« Reply #274 on: March 03, 2018, 08:53:23 pm »
I noticed that there are at least Two books titled Siddhartha.  One is by a woman, I think.  Anyway, the Siddhartha about the life of the young man who would grow up to be the Buddha is by Hermann Hesse.  The other, the one I read, it's interesting ... I might read it just out of curiosity, but it's not really required reading IMO.

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« Reply #275 on: March 03, 2018, 08:58:24 pm »
Also looking forward to reading something on the Incomparable Mullah Nasrudin or something.  Can't believe I've waited this long to start reading Idries Shah.  Sheeesh!!   :r4wheel:   :anjali:
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« Reply #276 on: March 05, 2018, 02:43:45 am »
I read this book again recently, a good introduction to meditation in the Theravada tradition.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #277 on: March 09, 2018, 03:55:00 pm »
I noticed that there are at least Two books titled Siddhartha.  One is by a woman, I think.  Anyway, the Siddhartha about the life of the young man who would grow up to be the Buddha is by Hermann Hesse. 

no. no. just no.

siddharta is a book about one of the buddha's contemporaries, who took another path.

 


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