Thursday, February 23, 2012

"How deaf and stupid have I been!" he thought, walking swiftly along. "When someone reads a text, wants to discover its meaning, he will not scorn the symbols and letters and call them deceptions, coincidence, and worthless hull, but he will read them, he will study and love them, letter by letter. But I, who wanted to read the book of the world and the book of my own being, I have, for the sake of a meaning I had anticipated before I read, scorned the symbols and letters, I called the visible world a deception, called my eyes and my tongue coincidental and worthless forms without substance. No, this is over, I have awakened, I have indeed awakened and have not been born before this very day."

 
  • Blogger Dinky Mind said...
    February 28, 2012 at 1:13 AM
    I've read this book and sadly it was years ago when I found it totally boring
  • Blogger Vaqas said...
    February 28, 2012 at 6:41 PM
    read again, now.
    definitely one of the best books I have ever read.
  • Blogger Dinky Mind said...
    February 28, 2012 at 10:36 PM
    Returned it to the lender already.
  • Blogger Spherical square said...
    May 8, 2012 at 7:56 PM
    My most favourite part is the one when Siddhartha starts working as a ferryman.

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