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Re: Siddhartha (novel) & Herman Hesse

Postby alan » Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:01 am

If anyone has "The making of Buddhist modernism" handy, there is an interesting passage referring to Hesse's interpretation on page 228-232. Worth a read.

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Re: Siddhartha (novel) & Herman Hesse

Postby Hanzze » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:34 am

Perhaps people like us cannot love. Ordinary people can - that is their secret.
Hermann Hesse
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BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Postby Hanzze » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:50 am

There's no reality except the one contained within us. That's why so many people live an unreal life. They take images outside them for reality and never allow the world within them to assert itself.
Hermann Hesse
Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: Siddhartha (novel) & Herman Hesse

Postby PeterB » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:50 pm

There was no Hinduism at the time of the Buddha. Hinduism is a much later bringing together of various strands, some of them influenced by Buddhism but differing in asserting a reincarnating atta.

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Postby Hanzze » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:38 pm

To study history means submitting to chaos and nevertheless retaining faith in order and meaning.
Hermann Hesse
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BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Postby Annapurna » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:21 pm

:shock:

wow. ;)

Reminded me of a school teacher I once had...

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Re: Siddhartha (novel) & Herman Hesse

Postby alan » Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:04 am

I'll try to summarize that tomorrow. Meanwhile, Thanissaro's book "purity of heart" has a typically brilliant essay which is relevant to this discussion. Couldn't find it at ATI, but here is an article from the tricycle archives which might fill in the background information. [url][/url]
Read this first. Everyone needs background information before making assumptions about Hesse, and what, if anything, his book can tell us now.

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Re: Siddhartha (novel) & Herman Hesse

Postby Ben » Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:45 am

Probably time to re-engage with the topic?
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Postby Hanzze » Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:57 am

All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.
Hermann Hesse
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Postby Hanzze » Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:59 am

Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.
Hermann Hesse
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BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
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