The Long Path To Wisdom

by Jan-Philipp Sendker
The Long Path To Wisdom
  • ISBN-13: 9781590519646
  • Author(s): Jan-Philipp Sendker
  • Subject: Folklore, myths & legends
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Group
  • Imprint: Other Press
  • Publication Date: 25-10-2018
  • Format: p/b

Availability: In stock

£13.99
These moving stories speak to the rich mythology of the diverse peoples of Burma, the spirituality of humankind, and the profound social impact of Buddhist thought. Some are so strange they cannot be classified or identify a familiar moral, while others are reminiscent of European fairy tales, except that here monkeys, tigers, elephants, and crocodiles inhabited the fantastic lands instead of hedgehogs, donkeys, or geese. Their morals resemble those of the Brothers Grimm or Hans Christian Andersen, illustrating how all cultures draw on a universal wisdom to create their myths.
About the book

These moving stories speak to the rich mythology of the diverse peoples of Burma, the spirituality of humankind, and the profound social impact of Buddhist thought. Some are so strange they cannot be classified or identify a familiar moral, while others are reminiscent of European fairy tales, except that here monkeys, tigers, elephants, and crocodiles inhabited the fantastic lands instead of hedgehogs, donkeys, or geese. Their morals resemble those of the Brothers Grimm or Hans Christian Andersen, illustrating how all cultures draw on a universal wisdom to create their myths.