The Alchemist By Paul Coelho A legendary Story Of a Boy’s Personal Legend

In Paul Coelho’s The Alchemist, Santiago embarks on a spiritually awakening journey of fate and freewill to complete his Personal Legend. He liberates himself from the sabotaging spells that blind his society, attempts feats few are capable of doing, and encounters The Alchemist. Santiago stumbles upon situations of interest and inspiration in his adventure that reveal a soundless battle between his will and his fate. The author successfully illustrates an interesting truth about Santiago’s journey, it is predestined from the beginning; every experience and act of freewill is driven by his fate to accomplish his Personal Legend.

Santiago’s choices are […]

Siddhartha By Herman Hesse Translated by Susan Bernofsky The Great Epic of a Great Man

Siddhartha is the son of a respected Brahmin. Handsome, intelligent, and well educated, everybody thought he was destined to become like his father, a talented priest. Yet Siddhartha was not happy of his fate. Tormented by doubt with regard to the practice of his father’s religion, he finally decided to leave everything behind and to become a Samana. Followed by his friend Govinda, Siddhartha learned how to practice self-denial.

Voluntarily retired from civilization, Samanas devoted their life to kill the sensuous self through severe bodily restriction. The killing of desire would lead to a state of expurgated self through […]

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