Stories by Heather Baukney

Can We Share?

After abandoning a life of fasting and meditation for the material world, the title character in Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha takes a job assisting a successful merchant, Kamaswami. Although Siddhartha has a knack for business and customer service, Kamaswami still questions his true dedication to increasing the merchant's profits. A friend advises the merchant, "Give him a third of the profits of the business which he conducts for you, but let him share the same proportion of losses if any arise. He will thus become more enthusiastic."

Written by Heather Baukney11 Aug. 00 14:00