Hermann Hesse’s classic novel Siddhartha, takes place in ancient India around the time of the Buddha (6th century BC). Siddhartha and his companion Govinda set out in search of enlightenment. Siddhartha goes through a series of changes and realizations as he attempts to achieve this goal. Siddhartha joins the ascetics, visits Gotama, embraces his earthly desires, and finally communes with nature, all in an attempt to attain Nirvana.
"I was awakened to the timeless secret of first-hand experience by this journey brought to life by Hermann Hesse: a journey we are all born to, a journey that can enliven our soul by holding nothing back in meeting all life has to offer." --Mark Nepo
When Jacques Lusseyran was an eight-year-old Parisian schoolboy, he was blinded in an accident. He finished his schooling determined to participate in the world around him. In 1941, when he was seventeen, that world was Nazi-occupied France. Lusseyran formed a resistance group with fifty-two boys and used his heightened senses to recruit the best. Eventually, Lusseyran was arrested and sent to the Buchenwald concentration camp in a transport of two thousand resistance fighters.
"Jacques Lusseyran’s brave surrender to the inner world enabled him to endure the travesties of war, affirming for me how the inner life is essential if we are to do more than outwardly survive." --Mark Nepo
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and the Congressional Gold Medal, Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel offers an unforgettable account of Hitler's horrific reign of terror in Night. This definitive edition features a new translation from the original French by Wiesel's wife and frequent translator, Marion Wiesel.
"More than any synagogue or sacred text, Elie Wiesel’s bare and stark account of life in Auschwitz anchored my own sense of being Jewish in the very marrow where light meets dark in every generation." --Mark Nepo
In 81 brief chapters, Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, provides advice that imparts balance and perspective, as well as a serene and generous spirit. It teaches us how to work for the good with the effortless skill that comes from being in accord with the Tao: the basic principle of the universe.
"Lao Tzu’s song of perception from the center of all being, brought so alive by Stephen Mitchell, let me know I wasn’t crazy to believe in things that can’t be seen." --Mark Nepo
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