Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse

Siddhartha is a novel that explains the spiritual journey of discovering oneself based on a man called Siddhartha. According to analysts, the name Siddhartha is a word that has two words siddha and athra, that meant achieved what was searched for. The book tells of the story of a man who sets out to go seek spiritual growth. He opts to abandon most of the material items that any young man his age would desire to have. In his quest for a fulfilling spiritual life, he meets the Buddha, who takes them through the process by a series of teachings. Siddhartha and his friend Govinda both listen to the Buddha, who teaches them the way of life. However, many changes take place the moment Siddhartha meets up with Kamala.

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For instance, in the book, it is pretty obvious that the goal that had been set by Siddhartha was never attained as he later on turned out to be rich with material possessions that he had despised. It calls for the need for one to avoid any form of deviation in the event that they are following a particular cause in life.

Works Cited
Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly. “Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention.”

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