Siddhartha Quotes

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Hermann Hesse
“When someone seeks," said Siddhartha, "then it easily happens that his eyes see only the thing that he seeks, and he is able to find nothing, to take in nothing because he always thinks only about the thing he is seeking, because he has one goal, because he is obsessed with his goal. Seeking means: having a goal. But finding means: being free, being open, having no goal.”
Herman Hesse, Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse
“I have always thirsted for knowledge, I have always been full of questions.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse
“They both listened silently to the water, which to them was not just water, but the voice of life, the voice of Being, the voice of perpetual Becoming.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse
“Dreams and restless thoughts came flowing to him from the river, from the twinkling stars at night, from the sun's melting rays. Dreams and a restlessness of the soul came to him.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse
“Most people...are like a falling leaf that drifts and turns in the air, flutters, and falls to the ground. But a few others are like stars which travel one defined path: no wind reaches them, they have within themselves their guide and path.”
Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse
“Whether it is good or evil, whether life in itself is pain or pleasure, whether it is uncertain-that it may perhaps be this is not important-but the unity of the world, the coherence of all events, the embracing of the big and the small from the same stream, from the same law of cause, of becoming and dying.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse
“...and the vessel was not full, his intellect was not satisfied, his soul was not at peace, his heart was not still.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse
“...for you know that soft is stronger than hard, water stronger than rock, love stronger than force." Vesadeva to Siddartha”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse
“Siddhartha has one single goal-to become empty, to become empty of thirst, desire, dreams, pleasure and sorrow-to let the Self die. No longer to be Self, to experience the peace of an emptied heart, to experience pure thought-that was his goal.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse
“I felt knowledge and the unity of the world circulate in me like my own blood.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse
“You show the world as a complete, unbroken chain, an eternal chain, linked together by cause and effect.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse
“There is, so I believe, in the essence of everything, something that we cannot call learning. There is, my friend, only a knowledge-that is everywhere, that is Atman, that is in me and you and in every creature, and I am beginning to believe that this knowledge has no worse enemy than the man of knowledge, than learning.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse
“Yes Siddhartha,' he said. 'Is this what you mean: that the river is in all places at once, at its source and where it flows into the sea, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the rapids, in the ocean, in the mountains, everywhere at once, so for the river there is only the present moment and not the shadow of the future?'

'It is,' Siddhartha said.'And once I learned this I considered my life, and it too was a river, and the boy Siddhartha was separated from the man Siddhartha and the graybeard Siddhartha only by shadows, not by real things. ... Nothing was, nothing will be; everything is, everything has being and presence.”
Herman Hesse

Hermann Hesse
“But of all the water's secrets, he saw today only a single one-one that struck his soul. He saw that this water flowed and flowed, it was constantly flowing, and yet it was always there; it was always eternally the same and yet new at every moment! Oh, to be able to grasp this, to understand this!”
Herman Hesse

Hermann Hesse
“Never is a man wholly a saint or a sinner.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse
“The world, Govinda, is not imperfect or slowly evolving along a long path to perfection. No, it is perfect at every moment; every sin already carries grace within it, all small children are potential old men, all sucklings have death within them, all dying people -- eternal life. It is not possible for one person to see how far another is on the way; the Buddha exists in the robber and dice player; the robber exists in the Brahmin.”
Herman Hesse

Hermann Hesse
“Suchen heißt: ein Ziel haben. Finden aber heißt: frei sein, offen stehen, kein Ziel haben ... Ein Sucher sieht manches nicht, was nah vor seinen Augen steht.”
Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse
“And so Gotama wandered into the town to obtain alms, and the two Samanas recognized him only by his complete peacefulness of demeanor, by the stillness of his form, in which there was no seeking, no will, no counterfeit, no effort - only light and peace.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse
“He sat thus, lost in meditation, thinking Om, his soul as the arrow directed at Brahman.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse
“Were not the gods forms created like me and you, mortal, transient?”
Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse
“Meilę galima iškaulyti, nupirkti, gauti dovanų, atrasti gatvėje, bet jėga jos išplėšti negalima.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse
“...the opposite of every truth is just as true! That is to say, any truth can only be expressed and put into words when it is one-sided. Everything that can be thought with the mind and said with words is one-sided, it's all just the half of it, lacking completeness, roundness, or unity.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse
“Man svarbu mokėti mylėti pasaulį, neniekinti jo, nejausti neapykantos jam ir sau, žvelgti į jį, į save ir į visas būtybes su meile, susižavėjimu ir didžia pagarba.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse
“He had heard a voice, a voice in his own heart, which had commanded him to seek rest under this tree, and he had neither preferred self-castigation, offerings, ablutions, nor prayer, neither food nor drink, neither sleep nor dream, he had obeyed the voice. To obey like this, not to an external command, only to the voice, to be ready like this, this was good, this was necessary, nothing else was necessary.”
Herman Hesse

Ajit Kumar Jha
“In the beauty of countless danseuse in my palace, I saw an endless suffering in the form of distorted and diseased figures as the absolute certainty towards which they were heading even as insects unwittingly consign themselves to the blazing flame.”
Ajit Kumar Jha, Siddhartha Smiles

Ajit Kumar Jha
“Siddhartha embarked on a mission that human civilization has been on since its inception – How to overcome pain and suffering in human life. Siddhartha was perhaps the first scientist on the planet who wanted to address pain and suffering at their roots. While every other thinker from every other religious traditions speculated on the goals of life and afterlife, such speculative queries were nonsensical for Siddhartha for in the mold of a true scientist, he saw no evidential basis for them. Siddhartha didn’t even query what is pain, and where does it come from. He directed his query on how can pain and suffering be removed, an enquiry no speculative philosopher had undertaken before.”
Ajit Kumar Jha, Siddhartha Smiles

Hermann Hesse
“When someone is searching then it might easily happen that the only thing his eyes still see is that what he searches for, that he is unable to find anything, to let anything enter his mind, because he always thinks of nothing but the object of his search. Searching means: having a goal. Finding means: being free, being open, having no goal.”
Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse
“E ora vedi: questo "un giorno" è illusione, è soltanto un modo di dire! Il peccatore non è in cammino per diventare Buddha, non è coinvolto in un processo di sviluppo, sebbene il nostro pensiero non sappia rappresentarsi le cose diversamente. No, nel peccatore è, già ora, oggi stesso, il futuro Buddha, il suo avvenire è già tutto presente, tu devi venerare in lui, in te, in ognuno il Buddha potenziale, il Buddha in divenire, il Buddha nascosto. Il mondo, caro Govinda, non è imperfetto, o impegnato in una lunga via verso la perfezione: no, è perfetto in ogni istante, ogni peccato porta già in sé la grazia, tutti i bambini portano già in sé la vecchiaia, tutti i lattanti la morte, tutti i morenti la vita eterna.”
Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse
“[...] tutto mentiva, tutto puzzava, puzzava di menzogna, tutto simulava un significato di bontà e di bellezza, e tutto era inconfessata putrefazione.”
Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse
“Y precisamente esto forma una doctrina de la que te puedes reír: el amor, ¡oh, amigo!, creo que es el motivo de todo. Explorar el mundo, explicarlo, despreciarlo, quizá sea la tarea de los grandes pensadores. Pero a mí únicamente me queda poder amar al mundo, no despreciarlo, no aborrecer ni al mundo ni a mí; poder contemplarle a él y a mí y a todos los demás seres con admiración, respeto y amor.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

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