Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse: Summary & Notes

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse: Summary & Notes

Rated: 10/10  |  Available at: Amazon |  Related: Man’s Search for Meaning, The Alchemist

The book details the journey of self-discovery of a man named Siddhartha during the time of the Buddha. Siddhartha seeks different experiences in life, and learns more about himself and the world as he does so.

I read Siddhartha in high school, and it’s one of my favourite books. The universal theme is relevant for all, and I discover something new each time I read it.

It is short, and there’s always more to learn about the underlying themes, which are built upon teachings of both Hindu and Buddhist texts.  I re-read it at least once a year.

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