Siddhartha – Carpe Diem

Siddhartha

a son of mankind
born into riches and fame
joy to his father

discovering pain
old age, illness and then death
pilgrimage began

walking in the world
suffering great pain
discovered the middle path

 Maya defeated
near the great changing river
welcome Nirvana

This series of haiku about Siddhartha was Written for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

One of the ideas that has always been dear to me, is that each of us is a Buddha at least potentially…Buddha means illuminated…and so, if each is a Buddha we are all a Siddhartha as well, as author Hermann Hesse (http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermann_Hesse) illustrates in his book: “Siddhartha”.

17 thoughts on “Siddhartha – Carpe Diem

  1. As ever, beautifully penned, Georgia… Such a great idea to pick uo Hesse´s book to create a poem. You totally caught the essence of Hesse´s “Siddartha”, Cheers Aquileana

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