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It is as though we were moved from the restless whirl of life and placed in its
motionless centre where we can draw a long breath. Hark! How cosy and hushed
it is here! I use the word ' hushed ' because we say hush when we want to listen;
Quite soundless, filled with silence, is only Nirvana, and so you could never call it
hushed, nor yet cosy." " No," answered Shridaman, and could not help laughing. "
It has probably not occurred to anyone to call Nirvana hushed, and certainly ...
about its negative condition and how it cannot be called hushed nor cosy, and all
that is funny enough to make one weep, or, to use the word made on purpose, it
is touching, because it makes me grieve for that well-being of yours that is so ...
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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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