Inspired by trips to exotic and far lands, especially to “mysterious” India. Kamala expresses an immediate decorative liveliness that becomes symbolic creation.
“Listen, Kamala, when you throw a stone into the water, it finds the quickest way to the bottom of the water. It is the same when Siddhartha has an aim, a goal. Siddhartha does nothing; he waits, he thinks, he fasts, but he goes through the affairs of the world like the stone through the water, without doing anything, without bestirring himself; he is drawn and lets himself fall. He is drawn by his goal (…)” Siddharta by H. Hesse.