July 2, 2014
Hesse

Today is the birthday of Hermann Hesse, born in Calw, Germany, in 1877. In 1911, he took a trip to India and started studying Eastern religions, and ancient Hindu and Chinese cultures.

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His travels inspired his novel Siddhartha, about the early life of Gautama Buddha. It became popular among the counterculture movement of the 1960s, more than 40 years after it was published.


July 2, 2014
"The world is not imperfect or slowly evolving along a path to perfection. No, it is perfect at every moment, every sin already carries grace in it."

Hermann Hesse

February 12, 2014
"Some people think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go."

—      Herman Hesse

January 7, 2014
"The river is everywhere."

—   Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

August 29, 2013
"And I longed desperately to really live for once, to give something of myself to the world, to enter into a relationship and battle with it."

— Hermann Hesse (Demian)

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July 20, 2013
"The river is everywhere."  ― Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

"The river is everywhere."  ― Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

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July 18, 2013
"I am much inclined to live from my rucksack, and let my trousers fray as they like."

— HERMAN HESSE 

July 11, 2013
"Learn what is to be taken seriously and laugh at the rest."

Herman Hesse   

Hesse, an author I enjoyed reading but not an author I associate with laughter, was born July 2, 1877. This Nobel Prize-winning German novelist’s books—particularly Siddhartha and Steppenwolf— introduced me to Eastern philosophy as a teenager, as they did for many Westerners.

July 2, 2012
"The world is not imperfect or slowly evolving along a path to perfection. No, it is perfect at every moment, every sin already carries grace in it."

Hermann Hesse

July 2, 2012
Today is the birthday of Hermann Hesse, born in Calw, Germany, in 1877.
His trip in 1911 to India and his study of Eastern religions, ancient Hindu and Chinese cultures inspired his novel Siddhartha about the early life of Gautama Buddha.

It is one of the small group of books whose influence has held theroughout the years. It became popular among the counterculture movement of the 1960s, more than 40 years after it was published.

Today is the birthday of Hermann Hesse, born in Calw, Germany, in 1877.

His trip in 1911 to India and his study of Eastern religions, ancient Hindu and Chinese cultures inspired his novel Siddhartha about the early life of Gautama Buddha.

It is one of the small group of books whose influence has held theroughout the years. It became popular among the counterculture movement of the 1960s, more than 40 years after it was published.

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