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Anagarika Govinda'S Autobiographical The Way Of The White Clouds

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Like John Blofeld's The Wheel of Life: The Autobiography of a Western Buddhist, Anagarika Govinda's autobiographical The Way of the White Clouds bears testimony to a growing tacit reflection upon the discursive conditions under which it was produced. However, importantly, in contrast to Blofeld's text, Govinda's work also involves discursive attempts to actively transgress the limitations imposed by such conditions. It is vital to note both this level of messianic fervor in Govinda's work, and the extent to which the narrative of The Way of the White Clouds plays out, because both of these aspects lend an intensity, and indeed a militancy, to the text, in a way that sets it apart from Blofeld's The Wheel of Life.

Keywords: Anagarika Govinda; John Blofeld; The Way of the White Clouds



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