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Because after all you are actually a child of Samsara and thus completely taken
up with life," answered Shridaman; " you do not belong among the souls who feel
the need to emerge above the frightful ocean of laughing and weeping as lotus ...
You might be sorry I am so taken up with Samsara and cannot go in for being a
lotus. That is all right. But to be hurt because I try to take an interest in Nirvana, as
well as I can — that might not be so good. You have hurt me too, let me tell you.
sponsible for them. A figure like that is taking. But why taking? Just because it
takes us captive, makes us prisoners to the world of delights and desires. It
tangles the beholder deeper in the snares of Samsara, so he simply loses
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - polutropos - LibraryThing
Few pages, leaving the reader with much to think about. What is attraction? What is beauty? What is the role of love and lust in a relationship? What is, ultimately, morality? Written with a light, humorous touch, the book is unforgettable. Vollständige Rezension lesen
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - fieldnotes - LibraryThing
This folkloric, Hindu-light treatment of desire, loyalty and identity lacks the craft, gravity and heft of other Thomas Mann novels. His few prose outbursts in description of beauty or deity seem ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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