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eBook ó To a Mountain in Tibet ì Colin Thubron Mount Kailas is the most sacred of the world’s mountains – holy to one fifth of humanity Isolated beyond the central Himalayas it is claimed by myth to be the source of the universe created from cosmic waters and the mind of Brahma Its summit has never been scaled but for centuries the mountain has been ritually circled by Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimsColin Thubron joins these pilgrims after an arduous trek from Nepal through the high passes of Tibet to the magical lakes beneath the slopes of Kailas itself His trek around the great mountain revered by multitudinous others awakes an inner landscape of solitude love grief restoring precious fragments of his own origins This is a short book of just under 220 pages covering the authors trek to and around Mount Kailas in Tibet Kailas is sacred to over 20% of the world population and to trek around the mountain it has never been climbed provides merit to Buddhists and to Hindus Full of information about these faiths their rituals and sacred places this is also a splendid piece of travel writing that allow the reader to feel as if they were there with the authorTibet comes over as a sad place where the Buddhist faith is largely repressed and where poverty real grinding poverty is a way of life for so many There is a happiness too in the people who Thubron means and the stoicism with which they face life's challengesThis is a beautifully written tale of a very arduous journey undertaken when the author was certainly no longer young He seems to have found some peace in Tibet and to have seen some remarkable sights

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reader ã doc To a Mountain in Tibet ✓ ↠ eyltransferservices ¾ [Reading] ➿ To a Mountain in Tibet Author Colin Thubron – Eyltransferservices.co.uk Mount Kailas is the most sacred of the world’s mountains – holy to one fifth of humanity Isolated beyond the central Himalayas it Mount Kailas is the most sacred of the world’s mountains – holy to one fifth of humanity Isolated beyond the central Himalayas it is claimed by myth to be the source of the universe created from cosmic waters and the mind of Brahma Its summit has never been scaled but for centuries the mountain has been ritually circled by Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimsColin Thubron joins these pilgrims after an arduous trek from Nepal through the high passes of Tibet to the magical lakes beneath the slopes of Kailas itself His trek around the great mountain revered by multitudinous others awakes an inner landscape of solitude love grief restoring precious fragments of his own origin A brilliantly written book not normally use poetic but really his writings just flow off the page and makes you want to carry on reading it and so of the chapters are not necessarily exciting but when he describes the scenery and the people he meetsyou are right there with him

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To a Mountain in TibetS Mount Kailas is the most sacred of the world’s mountains – holy to one fifth of humanity Isolated beyond the central Himalayas it is claimed by myth to be the source of the universe created from cosmic waters and the mind of Brahma Its summit has never been scaled but for centuries the mountain has been ritually circled by Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimsColin Thubron joins these pilgrims after an arduous trek from Nepal through the high passes of Tibet to the magical lakes beneath the slopes of Kailas itself His trek around the great mountain revered by multitudinous others awakes an inner landscape of solitude love grief restoring precious fragments of his own origi I am a big fan of Bruce Chatwin and so possibly biasedI did find the book interesting as it was a new angle on a subject I had already read aboutSven Hedin and I will recommend it as it is a litle known world opening up