Nurturing Thursday: Within

Every day I travel to my work and as it is not a five-minute journey, I prefer to read. These days I am reading “Siddhartha” written by Hermann Hesse.

In 1919 Hesse claimed: “What we can and should change is ourselves: our impatience, our egoism (spiritual egoism too), our sense of hurt, our lack of love and forbearance. Any other change in the world, even when done for the best intentions, I consider as useless.”

This is my contribution to Becca’s Nurturing Thursday for the week.

 

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23 thoughts on “Nurturing Thursday: Within

  1. Siddhartha is a beautiful book! I fell in love with the simplicity of words and the profound message it has for all of us.

    I have read it many times, over the years. Lent my paperback to friends; bought a few copies and sent them across to the people I love.

    And yes, spiritual egoism is something that we don’t recognise but it is very pervasive.

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    1. I am glad I found that book. Reading Siddhartha was like reading Durga bai in marathi. I have not read much yet, but then I am spending so much time on every page. I think it will be like a project to me 🙂
      Spiritual egoism can be found and seen in Indian mythology.
      Thank you Sona.

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      1. I am glad you are interested in her but I do not have any information about this. If you live in Mumbai, you should try Strand book stall in fort area. I am sure you will get full information on whatever is published.

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