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I've read Hermann Hesse's "Siddhartha" three times in my life, at about age 18, 25, and now again last night, at age 38.

If any of you INTJ's have read it, I would love to hear what you thought.

I love the damned book until it gets to the end. I mean, what a major let-down. Correct me if I've misunderstood, however, he reaches his state of enlightenment through an understanding that the answer to everything is the unity and unending cycle of every "thing" that is, and that wisdom > knowledge will provide salvation that can't be explained in words. Just great, well through all of his amazing life, this is his answer? He says it's incommunicable, but what a let-down. I wanted something communicable! HAHA Obviously, I will never gain this level serenity until I die. Lastly, I'm always a litle bit pissed that he never once went back to see his father and mother, not even once just to find out what ever happened to them. What a little brat! :)
 
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