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Siddhartha by hermen hesse

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SIDDHARTHA
An Indian Tale
by Hermann Hesse
FIRST PART
To Romain Rolland, my dear friend
THE SON OF THE BRAHMAN

In the shade of the house, in the sunshine of the riverbank near the boats, in
the shade of the Sal-wood forest, in the shade of the fig tree is where
Siddhartha grew up, the handsome son of the Brahman, the young falcon,
together with his friend Govinda, son of a Brahman. The sun tanned his
light shoulders by the banks of the river when bathing, performing the
sacred ablutions, the sacred offerings. In the mango grove, shade poured
into his black eyes, when playing as a boy, when his mother sang, when the
sacred offerings were made, when his father, the scholar, taught him, when
the wise men talked. For a long time, Siddhartha had been partaking in the
discussions of the wise men, practising debate with Govinda, practising
with Govinda the art of reflection, the service of meditation. He already
knew how to speak the Om silently, the word of words, to speak it silently
into himself while inhaling, to speak it silently out of himself while
exhaling, with all the concentration of his soul, the forehead surrounded by

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