I read all three, in the 1980s, on a Herman Hesse binge, lol. Indeed N&G is great! Found the Glass Bead Game a bit boring if I recall correctly. Loved also Steppenwolf, Damein and Journey to the East. Most definitely Siddhartha had a big impact though.
Was taking a 20th Century literature course in my last year of college (1983), we had to read Kafka, Sartre, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and others. The Hesse book the professor chose was Siddhartha, and the wisdom just jumped out at me. The way reality was presented by Hesse made so much more sense (in my mind) then how the other authors presented the world.
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"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009