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It lay on the stream Goldfly, which rushes, like a colt let loose, out of the
mountain's womb, to moderate its flow and unite at a holy place with the river
Jumna; that in its turn issuing, at a place yet more holy, into the eternal Ganges.
But the ...
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
For as sense and spirit flow together in rapture, so do life and death in love!”
Nanda was utterly ravished by these metaphysical words. - “My goodness,” said
he, shaking his head, while the tears sprang from his eyes, “but the goddess
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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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