- Siddhartha (Literature)
"Research for your next role?"
"No, Phil Jackson gave me this. He said it would change my perspective."
"Maybe you could option it."
Aaron is reading Hermann Hesse's allegorical novel Siddhartha. It's about a man's spiritual journey at the time of Buddha. Although published in the 1920s, it gained popularity in the 1960s along with other such revived hippie hits as The Prophet, Stranger in a Strange Land, and The Lord of the Rings. One of the messages is that oneness is all and all is one, a philosophy that has stood Phil Jackson, coach of the L.A. Lakers, in good stead. Another message is that each man must find his own way to understanding and salvation. Somehow, we're not sure that sitting on a leopard-skin clad couch in the lap of luxury and reading a book is exactly the sort of spiritual journey the author or his characters had in mind.
- 1.19 "Hot Dogs"