READ KINDLE ✓ What the Lotus Said: A Journey to Tibet and Back - by EricSwanson #2020


  • Title: What the Lotus Said: A Journey to Tibet and Back
  • Author: EricSwanson
  • ISBN: 9780312266936
  • Page: 305
  • Format: Hardcover

  • What the Lotus Said: A Journey to Tibet and Back By EricSwanson Yes, it s about Tibet, but not the mystical wonderland of Western imagination There is magic, to be sure saints who pass invisibly among prison guards, ceremonies that stop torrential rain, and a ferocious landscape that inspires uneasy reverence But the country described in these pages is incontestably real, harsh, and shocking What the Lotus Said is the story of ErYes, it s about Tibet, but not the mystical wonderland of Western imagination There is magic, to be sure saints who pass invisibly among prison guards, ceremonies that stop torrential rain, and a ferocious landscape that inspires uneasy reverence But the country described in these pages is incontestably real, harsh, and shocking What the Lotus Said is the story of Eric Swanson s journey through East Tibet in the company of a Tibetan lama and several other Americans The ostensible purpose of the trip is humanitarian supporting fledgling schools and bringing medical aid to nomads but Swanson, a self confessed spiritual shopper, nurses private hopes of enjoying a peak experience in a cave once inhabited by the eithth century mystic who transcribed the classic Tibetan Book of the Dead Through episodes alternately comic and harrowing, Swanson gradually discovers the liberating power of disenchantment, and in a startling turn of events, at last deciphers his lama s cryptic statement that Tibetan Buddhism offers Westerners a way to die.Written in a fragmentary style evocative of the classic text that inspired Swanson s journey, What the Lotus Said introduces the reader to the irreducible complexities inherent in the search for spiritual solace.
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    Commentaires:

    Anne
    As with many people, I have an inexplicable interest in Tibet well, perhaps most other people can explain their fascination But, I do not have much of an interest in Americans who travel to far off lands to find themselves, become all consumed in Buddhist or other religious traditions, and then return home to write books or otherwise look down on those of us who have not been similarly enlightened Despite this, I find that I continue to read these books, if only for the vicarious thrill of trave [...]

    Mark
    The story of a humanitarian mission to Eastern Tibet, far from the tourist trails The beauty and squalor of backcountry Tibet are vividly described, as are the tantalizing insights and medieval severity of Tibetan Buddhism, and the author s unfulfilled longing.

    Dave
    Some interesting views on modern life in Tibet and how religion continues there in spite of China s efforts to wipe it out there Ending was a bit odd though.

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      Published :2020-03-05T02:17:30+00:00