Ultimate journey : retracing the path of an ancient Buddhist monk who crossed Asia in search of enlightenment / Richard Bernstein.
By: Bernstein, Richard.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : A.A. Knopf, 2001Edition: 1st ed.Description: 352 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0375400095; 9780375400094.Subject(s): Xuanzang, approximately 596-664 | Buddhist priests -- China -- Biography | Buddhist pilgrims and pilgrimages -- Silk Road | Silk Road -- Description and travel | Xuan, Zang, approximately 596-664 | Pr�etres bouddhistes -- Chine -- Biographies | Route de la soie -- Descriptions et voyages | Xuanzang, approximately 596-664 | Buddhist pilgrims and pilgrimages | Buddhist priests | Travel | Asia -- Silk Road | China | Xuanzang | Seidenstrasse | Xuanzang | Geschichte | ZentralasienGenre/Form: Biography.DDC classification: B Other classification: PW 9460 Online resources: Sample text | Contributor biographical information | Publisher description
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
How many springs do we see? -- Leaving the Ba River behind -- The fugitive monk -- The ghost town -- The long dead -- The bombing of Belgrade -- The horror of home -- The Torugart Pass -- Genghis Khan's ancestors -- The bridge nobody crosses -- Self-annihilating arguments -- An orphanage in Amritsar -- The maharaja of ruin -- A detour to Hong Kong -- The holy places -- The Synagogue of Calcutta -- The Shankaracharya of Kanchipuram -- To the Kunjerab Pass -- The nightmare bus to Khotan -- The southern oases to Dunhuang.
"Richard Bernstein's story of his long journey through Asia is at once a memoir of adventurous travel and a record of cultural discovery and spiritual quest." "In the year 629, a greatly revered Chinese Buddhist monk, Hsuan Tsang, set out across Asia in search of the Buddhist Truth, to settle what he called the "perplexities of my mind." Nearly a millenium and a half later, Richard Bernstein retraces the monk's steps: from the Tang dynasty capital at Xian through ancient Silk Road oases, over forbidding mountain passes to Tashkent, Samarkand, and the Amu-Darya River, across Pakistan to the holiest cities of India - and back." "Ultimate Journey is a vivid, profoundly felt account of two stirring adventures - one in the past and one in the present - in pursuit of illumination."--Jacket.