The Transposed Heads: A Legend of India
Vintage Books, 1959 - 115 Seiten
"The story of Sita of the beautiful hips ... and of her two husbands" is a tale of sexual desire and marital responsibility, set in India.--p. .
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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 Shridaman ...
For so it is, that what enchains us frees us, and that exaltation it is that binds
together beauty of sense and beauty of spirit." Nanda's black eyes glittered with
tears, for he was easily moved and could scarcely listen to metaphysical
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
spirit does ...
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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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