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SIDDHARTHA and Buddhism

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What is the relationship between Buddhism and SIDDHARTHA?

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"Siddhartha" is not Buddhist Teaching

“Siddhartha” is not Buddhist Teaching; it is an attempt by a Westerner - a German writer - to find his own path. Hesse uses concepts he discovered in Buddhism and bends them to his own particular needs. When read as "an awakening" it is a good story but it should not be confused with the rituals and concepts of Buddhist practitioners. I found a website that explains this much better than I could and thought that some of you might be interested in it.

http://www.aasianst.org/EAA/Siddhartha.htm
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Re: "Siddhartha" is not Buddhist Teaching

Thank you, Sunltcloud.

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Sunltcloud wrote:
“Siddhartha” is not Buddhist Teaching; it is an attempt by a Westerner - a German writer - to find his own path. Hesse uses concepts he discovered in Buddhism and bends them to his own particular needs. When read as "an awakening" it is a good story but it should not be confused with the rituals and concepts of Buddhist practitioners. I found a website that explains this much better than I could and thought that some of you might be interested in it.

http://www.aasianst.org/EAA/Siddhartha.htm


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Re: "Siddhartha" is not Buddhist Teaching



Sunltcloud wrote:
“Siddhartha” is not Buddhist Teaching; it is an attempt by a Westerner - a German writer - to find his own path. Hesse uses concepts he discovered in Buddhism and bends them to his own particular needs. When read as "an awakening" it is a good story but it should not be confused with the rituals and concepts of Buddhist practitioners. I found a website that explains this much better than I could and thought that some of you might be interested in it.

http://www.aasianst.org/EAA/Siddhartha.htm




Sunltcloud: I did find the website of interest. Thank you. tgem
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