I’ve read Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha (1922) three times, and each time I do – or even come across one of its golden nuggets of wisdom as seen below – I sit back and smile.
According to my two good friends, Mr. Wiki and Ms. Pedia, “The word Siddhartha is made up of two words in the Sanskrit language, siddha (achieved) + artha (what was searched for), which together means ‘he who has found meaning (of existence), or he [or she] who has attained his goals’.”
Here’s today’s morsel of wisdom:
“Once he said to her: ‘You are like me; you are different from other people. You are Kamala and no one else, and within you there is a stillness and sanctuary to which you can retreat any time and be yourself, just as I can. Few people have that capacity and yet everyone could have it.”