This compelling spiritual quest by Hermann Hesse, winner of the Nobel
Prize for Literature in 1946, is considered one of the most important
works of twentieth century fiction.
Siddhartha’s search for enlightenment
leads him to the river of life itself. On his journey he learns from
many teachers: the ascetic Samanas, the all-knowing Gotama, the Buddha,
Kamala the lovely courtesan, and Vasudeva the simple ferryman. Unwilling
to accept the wisdom of others, Siddhartha comes to an understanding of
himself and his place in the universe, finally achieving the
enlightened state of mind in which he can say to his lifelong friend, “The world, Govinda, is perfect at every moment.” Download and start listening now!