Siddhartha is a novel by Hermann Hesse that deals with the spiritual journey of a Nepalese man named Siddhartha during the time of the Buddha. The book, Hesse's ninth novel (1922), was written in German, in a simple, powerful, and lyrical style. It was published in the U.S. in 1951 and became influential during the 1960s. Hesse dedicated Siddhartha to Romain Rolland and Wilhelm Gundert. The word Siddhartha is made up of two words in the Sanskrit language, siddha (achieved) + artha (meaning or wealth). The two words together mean "he who has found meaning (of existence)" or "he who has attained his goals". The Buddha's name, before his renunciation, was Prince Siddhartha Gautama. He was Prince of Kapilvastu, Nepal. In this book, the Buddha is referred to as "Gotama".
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Book Description CreateSpace, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 178 pages. 8.00x5.25x0.41 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk146625078X