As an introduction to Oriental philosophy, Herman Hesse's Siddhartha provides a useful and accessible introduction to many of the significant concepts we will study in this course.

Many of the concepts of Hinduism and Buddhism are approached in an informal manner with this work.

Note:  Page references in the notes are to Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha, trans. Hilda Rosner (New York: New Directions, 1951) not the open source text on this site.  In the notes, page references are stated in brackets at the end of a text-entry. The letter following the page number refers to the part of the page referenced. For example, [1A] corresponds to the top of page 1, [2B] to the top-middle of  page 2 and so forth.





(Rosner Translation)



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