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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.
JournalA 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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