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For everything depended on the spirit in which we looked on . " Nanda received
the reproach in all modesty . “ Teach me , then , Dau - ji ( elder brother ) , ” he
begged , “ in what spirit you looked on and how I should have done . ” “ Lo , ” said
This is the basis of the Vedic teaching ; “ Bliss experienced in all the universe is
of two kinds only : the joys received through the body and those through the
redeeming peace of the spirit . ” Yet it follows directly from the doctrine that the
This world is not so made that spirit is fated to love only spirit , and beauty only
beauty . Indeed the very contrast between the two points out , with a clarity at
once intellectual and beautiful , that the world's goal is union between spirit and ...
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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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