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Hesse Hermann 1877 1962 Siddhartha

Hesse Hermann 1877 1962 Siddhartha

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Siddhartha
Hesse, Hermann, 1877-1962
Release date: 2001-02-01Source: Bebook
 
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 treeis where Siddhartha grew up, the handsomeson of the Brahman, the young falcon, together with his friend Govinda, son of a Brahman. Thesun tanned his light shoulders by the banks of the river when bathing, performing the sacredablutions, the sacred offerings. In the mangogrove, shade poured into his black eyes, whenplaying as a boy, when his mother sang, whenthe sacred offerings were made, when hisfather, the scholar, taught him, when the wisemen talked. For a long time, Siddhartha hadbeen partaking in the discussions of the wisemen, practising debate with Govinda,practising with Govinda the art of reflection,the service of meditation. He already knewhow to speak the Om silently, the word of  words, to speak it silently into himself whileinhaling, to speak it silently out of himself  while exhaling, with all the concentration of his

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