Hidden Buddhas: A Novel of Karma and Chaos

Hidden Buddhas A Novel of Karma and Chaos Hidden Buddhas may well be Liza Dalby s best work yet with its fascinating story of characters caught up in a world they themselves don t understand Besides taking us on a journey through little known

  • Title: Hidden Buddhas: A Novel of Karma and Chaos
  • Author: Liza Dalby
  • ISBN: 9781933330853
  • Page: 114
  • Format: Paperback
  • Hidden Buddhas may well be Liza Dalby s best work yet with its fascinating story of characters caught up in a world they themselves don t understand Besides taking us on a journey through little known corners of Japan, it offers us an engaging and believable portrait of people driven to do things they may not have imagined Arthur Golden, author of Memoirs of a GeishaA Hidden Buddhas may well be Liza Dalby s best work yet with its fascinating story of characters caught up in a world they themselves don t understand Besides taking us on a journey through little known corners of Japan, it offers us an engaging and believable portrait of people driven to do things they may not have imagined Arthur Golden, author of Memoirs of a GeishaAccording to Buddhist theology, the world is suffering through a final corrupt era called mapp As mapp continues, chaos will increase until the center can no longer hold Then the world will end In Japan, many believe that Miroku, Buddha of the Future, will appear and bring about a new age of enlightenment.From this ancient notion of doom and rebirth comes a startling new novel by the acclaimed author of Geisha and The Tale of Murasaki Hundreds of temples in Japan are known to keep mysterious hidden buddhas secreted away except on rare designated viewing days These statues are not hidden because they are powerful their power lies in their being hidden Are they being protected, or are they protecting the world In this novel, one Buddhist priest struggles with the dictates of his inherited orthodoxy, while another rebels An American graduate student begins to suspect the mysterious purpose of the hidden buddhas, just as he falls in love with a beautiful Japanese artist who is haunted by an aborted child The weaving of karma that brings these two together results in a tech savvy half Western, half Japanese child who text messages her way through the profane world to enlightenment.Tracing the lives of its characters through the late twentieth century to the present, from Paris to Kyoto to California, Hidden Buddhas turns a cosmopolitan eye on discipline and decadence in religion, fashion, politics, and modern life.Liza Dalby is an anthropologist and writer specializing in Japan She lives in Berkeley, California.

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      With its fascinating story of characters caught up in a world they themselves don t understand, Hidden Buddhas may well be Liza Dalby s best work yet Besides taking us on a journey through little known corners of Japan, it offers us an engaging and believable portrait of people driven to do things they may not have imagined Arthur Golden, author of Memoirs of a Geisha According to esoteric Buddhist theology, the world is suffering through a final corrupt era Many in Japan believe that after the world ends, the Buddha of the Future will appear and bring about a new age of enlightenment Hundreds of temples in Japan are known to keep mysterious hidden buddhas secreted away except on rare designated viewing days Are they being protected, or are they protecting the world From these ancient notions of doom and rebirth comes a startling new novel by the acclaimed author of Geisha and The Tale of Murasaki Hidden Buddhas A Novel of Karma and Chaos explores the karmic connections between Japanese fashion, pilgrimage, dying honeybees, bad girls with cell phones, murder by blowfish, and the Buddhist apocalypse Something of a Buddhist Da Vinci Code, Hidden Buddhas travels through time to expose a mystery you will never forget.

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    • This is another fabullously researched, fabulously written work by Liza Dalby. I really enjoyed the characters, and the way the author moved the story along through the years. Great read!


    • Wanted something a little bit eerie to read, in case it's really true that feeling spooked helps you to stay cool in summer, and so picked this novel and was instantly hooked. I can't say it helped me to keep cool, but it did keep me turning pages until I had to force myself to turn out the light and try to get some sleep! Also enjoyed the feelings of recognition Dalby's wonderfully vivid, so alive to the texture of life descriptions of places and customs aroused. Perhaps the Kagurazaka scenes w [...]


    • very disappointing. I really wanted to like this book more than I did, but it just didn't have it. The writing is wholly unremarkable. The characters are two-dimensional and non-compelling. would not recommend.


    • This book is a lyrical three-part harmony of modern life, timeless Japanese nostalgia, and a glimpse of the Unmind/Mind. I loved it for its boldness and romance, flirting with a few of the BigQuestions of life and spirituality.






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