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Author QuotedTuesday Lobsang Rampa
Title QuotedThird Eye. The Autobiography of a Tibetan Lama
Date (Year/Month/Day)1957/10/22
Imprint[S.l.] : Secker & Warburg. 1956
QuotationA thrilling and terrifying and fascinating book-The Third Eye by a Tibetan lama who calls himself Rimpoche Rampa. Life in the lamasery and their religion in general sounds like something out of ancient Egypt-the Old Kingdom [Note 20: Merton notes in margin, "This turned out to be a hoax."] Everything centered on death. Getting the monk to the other shore by telepathy. Or rather, to their next incarnation. Astrology. The fascinating names of the years.
Quotation SourceA Search for Solitude: Pursuing the Monk's True Life. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 3, 1952-1960.; Edited by Lawrence S. Cunningham. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 126-27
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