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Re: Siddhartha (novel) & Herman Hesse

Postby Hanzze » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:06 am

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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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Re: Siddhartha (novel) & Herman Hesse

Postby christopher::: » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:10 am

In a sense, I agree. Romanticized Buddhism is kinda like the West's answer to Pureland Buddhism and some of the other more "popular" Asian Dhamma brands which don't ask one to do too much hard work. Just pray to Buddha, or reflect on the Interconnectedness of all Things and we'll get to the Pure Land, return to our original Oneness with the Universe, Awaken to the Buddha Within....

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

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~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Re: Siddhartha (novel) & Herman Hesse

Postby christopher::: » Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:32 am

New discussion branching off from this one, on the article alan linked, for anyone interested...



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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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Re: Siddhartha (novel) & Herman Hesse

Postby Hanzze » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:16 am

Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing line we have drawn for it. Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other, new insights begin.
Hermann Hesse
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Re: Siddhartha (novel) & Herman Hesse

Postby PeterB » Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:06 am

The world does not consist of "pairs of opposites" thats just some notion that Hesse got from Daoism and slung into the mix. Its all Asian and mysterious and exotic after all. Its good enough for folk music.
The world with its opposites and sames and neutrals arises dependently.

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Re: Siddhartha (novel) & Herman Hesse

Postby Hanzze » Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:16 pm

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 Nibbida » Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:41 pm

I can't quite figure out what possessed Hesse to write this story and then call it Siddhartha. So he thinks he can improve on the Buddha's story. Okay, fine. The Buddha was just a cool dude who said some stuff, but Hesse figured it all out. Okay, fine. But then why call it Siddhartha??? Wouldn't that seem a little confusing? Maaaybe a little misleading to the large numbers of people who don't know the Buddha's story?

That's like if I wrote a book called Jesus, about a guy named Jesus...Smith, who lived in the time of Jesus Christ, and who was also the son of a carpenter named Joseph and a virgin named Mary, born in a Manger and visited by three Kings who just happened to be wandering through the desert in December following a star. BUT don't confuse Jesus Smith and Jesus Christ based on these striking similarities between the characters which seem to serve no apparent purpose other than to bewilder generations of college students. So then J.S. grows up, gets all spiritual and stuff, and meets J.C., who is more or less cool, but decides not to hang out with him because he knows the real deal. Then he gets a job working on a boat. The End.

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Re: Siddhartha (novel) & Herman Hesse

Postby PeterB » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:30 pm

I think your hero was actually called Brian, Nibbida.... :smile: And I take your point....

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Re: Siddhartha (novel) & Herman Hesse

Postby Hanzze » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:20 am

Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.
Hermann Hesse
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http://www.schmuckzauberei.blogspot.com/

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Re: Siddhartha (novel) & Herman Hesse

Postby Hanzze » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:16 pm

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 Hanzze » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:20 pm

Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.
Hermann Hesse
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