Sunday, February 7, 2010

Elevate Yourself

A book recommendation. One of my favorite pieces of literature. Had the chance to re-read it on vacation. It never gets old.

"Wisdom is not communicable. The wisdom which a wise man tries to communicate always sounds foolish... Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it".

"All the voices, all the goals, all the yearnings, all the sorrows, all the pleasures, all the good and evil, all of them together was the world. All of them together was the stream of events, the music of life...then the great song of a thousand voices consisted of one word: Om - perfection."

The author: Hermann Hesse, Nobel Prize winning novelist, poet and critic.


1 comment:

  1. I agree. Its a classic. One of my all time favorites, and not dimmed by years spent away from college, where I first read it.