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Voll Blüten steht der Pfirsichbaum
nicht jede wächst zur Frucht
sie schimmern hell wie Rosenschaum
durch Blau und Wolkenflucht.

Wie Blüten geh'n Gedanken auf
hundert an jedem Tag --
lass' blühen, lass' dem Ding den Lauf
frag' nicht nach dem Ertrag!

Es muss auch Spiel und Unschuld sein
und Blütenüberfluss
sonst wär' die Welt uns viel zu klein
und Leben kein Genuss.


Hermann Hesse

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When someone is searching then it might easily happen that the only thing his eyes still see is that...
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The world, Govinda, is not imperfect or slowly evolving along a long path to perfection. No, it is p...
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But of all the water's secrets, he saw today only a single one-one that struck his soul. He saw that...
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Most people...are like a falling leaf that drifts and turns in the air, flutters, and falls to the g...
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For it cannot be denied that all over the world and in all ages there are beings who are perceived t...
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Más o menos, mi muchacho querido, todas la palabras humanas acaban siendo un embuste; donde relativ...
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Mira, todos los hombres son capaces de hacer lo increíble cuando están amenazados sus ideales. Per...
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[...] tutto mentiva, tutto puzzava, puzzava di menzogna, tutto simulava un significato di bontà e d...
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Were not the gods forms created like me and you, mortal, transient?
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Stages



As every flower fades and as all youth
Departs, so life at every ...
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They both listened silently to the water, which to them was not just water, but the voice of life, t...
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Dreams and restless thoughts came flowing to him from the river, from the twinkling stars at night, ...
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The river is everywhere.
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Opinions mean nothing; they may be beautiful or ugly, clever or foolish, anyone can embrace or rejec...
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My real self wanders elsewhere, far away, wanders on and on invisibly and has nothing to do with my ...
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Words do not express thoughts very well. they always become a little different immediately they are ...
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I have had to experience so much stupidity, so many vices, so much error, so much nausea, disillusio...
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The truth is lived, not taught.
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For the first time in my life I tasted death, and death tasted bitter, for death is birth, is fear a...
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An enlightened man had but one duty - to seek the way to himself, to reach inner certainty, to grope...
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Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always sign...
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To be able to throw one's self away for the sake of a moment, to be able to sacrifice years for a wo...
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For him, behind every feeling and thought was the sense of the open door leading into nothingness. T...
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There was only greed for living and dread, and out of dread, out of stupid childish dread of the col...
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It is possible for one never to transgress a single law and still be a bastard.
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There's no reality except the one contained within us. That's why so many people live an unreal life...
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As a body everyone is single, as a soul never.
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Es gehört meist mehr Mut dazu, einfach menschlich, statt heldenhaft heroisch zu sein.
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You know quite well, deep within you, that there is only a single magic, single power, a single salv...
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Within Siddhartha there slowly grew and ripened the knowledge of what wisdom really was and the goal...
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...your tranquil yes to the changing over into the formless void of the unlimited.
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Good stories are like those noble wild animals that make their home in hidden spots, and you must of...
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So you find yourself surrounded by death and horror in the world, and you escape it into lust. But l...
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To be able to throw one's self away for the sake of a moment, to be able to sacrifice years for ...
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One can be happy when he finds his dream, but every dream has to be followed by a new one and you ca...
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Obedient to no man, dependent only on weather and season, without a goal before them or a roof above...
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It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other...
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Faith is stronger than so-called reason.
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Es una mera ficción eso de que no existe un puente de unión entre una y otra gente, y que todos vi...
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Each man's life represents a road toward himself, an attempt at such a road, the intimation of a pat...
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Despair is the result of each earnest attempt to go through life with virtue, justice and understand...
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It may be important to great thinkers to examine the world, to explain and despise it. But I think i...
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I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to li...
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For example, there is a species of butterfly, a night-moth, in which the females are much less commo...
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I am fond of music I think because it is so amoral. Everything else is moral and I am after somethin...
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The man of power is ruined by power, the man of money by money, the submissive man by subservience, ...
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What constitutes a real, live human being is more of a mystery than ever these days, and men -- each...
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You treat world history as a mathematician does mathematics, in which nothing but laws and formulas ...
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People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
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It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the othe...
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You know quite well, deep within you, that there is only a single magic, a single power, a single sa...
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He reflected deeply, until this feeling completely overwhelmed him and he reached a point where he r...
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The bourgeois prefers comfort to pleasure, convenience to liberty, and a pleasant temperature to the...
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Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.
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Eternity is a mere moment, just long enough for a joke.
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Oh oak tree, how they have pruned you.
Now you stand odd and strangely shaped!
You were h...
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There's no reality except the one contained within us. That's why so many people live an unr...
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If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourse...
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I realize that some people will not believe that a child of little more than ten years is capable of...
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Our god's name is Abraxas and he is God and Satan and he contains both the luminous and the dark wor...
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We who bore the mark might well be considered by the rest of the world as strange, even as insane an...
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She stood before him and surrendered herself to him and sky, forest, and brook all came toward him i...
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I have no right to call myself one who knows. I was one who seeks, and I still am, but I no longer s...
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Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always sign...
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E ora vedi: questo "un giorno" è illusione, è soltanto un modo di dire! Il peccatore non è in cam...
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Never is a man wholly a saint or a sinner.
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E' sempre stranamente toccante vedere come la nebbia separi tutto ciò che è vicino o apparentement...
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I felt knowledge and the unity of the world circulate in me like my own blood.
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Siddhartha has one single goal-to become empty, to become empty of thirst, desire, dreams, pleasure ...
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One must find the source within one's own Self, one must possess it. Everything else was seeking -- ...
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I have always thirsted for knowledge, I have always been full of questions.
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I can think. I can wait. I can fast.
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When someone is seeking,” said Siddartha, “It happens quite easily that he only sees the thing t...
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Your soul is the whole world.
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What could I say to you that would be of value, except that perhaps you seek too much, that as a res...
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When someone seeks," said Siddhartha, "then it easily happens that his eyes see only the thing that ...
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I wanted only to try to live in accord with the promptings which came from my true self. Why was tha...
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O how incomprehensible everything was, and actually sad, although it was also beautiful. One knew no...
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But every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always ...
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If a man has nothing to eat, fasting is the most intelligent thing he can do.
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Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wond...
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And every occasion when a mask was torn off, an ideal broken, was preceded by this hateful vacancy a...
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Learn what is to be taken seriously and laugh at the rest.
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Whoever wants music instead of noise, joy instead of pleasure, soul instead of gold, creative work i...
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Oh, love isn't there to make us happy. I believe it exists to show us how much we can endure.
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Often it is the most deserving people who cannot help loving those who destroy them.
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There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so many people live such an unre...
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