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A short excerpt from Hesse's Steppenwolf

All interpretation, all psychology, all attempts to makes things comprehenisble, require the medium of theories, mythologies and lies; and a self-respecting author should not omit, at the close of an exposition, to dissipate these lies so far as may be in his power. 44 more words


Close to the edge

Close to the edge, just by the river,
Seasons will pass you by

I get up. I get down.

This is Siddhartha, this is Hermann Hesse. 131 more words

Close To The Edge

"The Glass Bead Game" by Hermann Hesse.

A glowing recommendation from someone online led me to this book. Even the edition itself was full of praise for this work, so I suppose I had high expectations before reading this. 455 more words

The two Hermanns

This year is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Hermann Gundert. Hermann who? Well, he is best remembered today as Hermann Hesse’s grandfather. The author of… 404 more words


Education as a Gift

The thing about growing older is that you become acutely, sometimes painfully, aware of life’s ever changing character. An impermanence pervades all things. Buddhism invokes the flow of a river where nothing is ever static and all in nature must follow the laws of flow and transformation. 985 more words

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Surrender Yourself To The Stream

Surrender yourself to the stream, belong to the unity of all things.


In Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse writes:

“They all became part of the river. It was the goal of all of them, yearning, desiring, suffering; and the river’s voice was full of longing, full of smarting woe, full of insatiable desire. 471 more words

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