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Vishnu's great Maya is she, she holds him embraced, he dreams in her; but we
dream in him. Many waters flow into the eternal Ganges, but the Ganges flows
into the sea. So we flow into Vishnu's world-dreaming godhead; , but that into the
... unimaginable, and of an extravagance, in short, far beyond mortal pretensions.
If a man were afflicted by desire for a happiness of which no mortal but only a god
might dream, and if he could not live without this happiness, then it was clear ...
A few things are granted, but In Ore denied, that they will one day be granted is
and remains a dream. A paradisial dream, of course; for in paradise, surely, that
which is forbidden and that which is granted, so diverse here - below, must there
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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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