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And then her lengthening her eyes in the shape of a lotus leaf , and painting the
lashes a little — that , you might say , is all only custom and has nothing to do
with morality ; she does it in all innocence , her morals being dependent upon ...
... this familiarity seems to have made her entirely a material being in your eyes
and dulled your gaze for the higher meaning of such a phenomenon . Otherwise
you would not have spoken with such unpardonable coarseness of the fine
that in every female shape - child , maid , mother , or grey - haired woman — she
, the All - Mother , hides herself , the all - nourisher , Sakti , the great goddess ; of
whose womb all things come , into whose womb all things go ; whom we honour
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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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