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Linga and Yoni — there is no greater sign and no greater hour in life than when
the man is summoned with his Sakti to circle round the bridal fire, their hands are
united with the flowery bond and he speaks the words: ' I have received her!
of the song, you the words; so shall we make th journey together.' When they
celebrate th< meeting — no longer human beings more, not he and she, one
male, one female, but the great pair, he Siva, she Durga, the high and awful
But your words have bewildered my brain and cleft my heart in twain, so that one
half opposes the other half as you do each other. In your words, dear Shridaman,
there is much truth, and you have not even brought it up that I can only go home ...
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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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