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... of the warrior caste, and of her two husbands (if one may put it like that) is so
sanguinary, so amazing to the senses, that it makes the greatest demands on the
hearer's strength of mind and his power to resist the gruesome guiles of Maya.
How will you arrive at a perception of peace, and feel the joy of a cessation from
conflict, unless you have a Maya-image to give you a hold on it — though in itself
a Maya- image is by no means peace and joy! It is granted and vouchsafed to ...
And now see how this concern, that the little phiz the friends were spying on
might be pretty- too, proves dependence of the body, by its Maya- meaning and
value, upon the head to which it belongs! Rightly had Kamadamana, vanquisher
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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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