John Blofeld, fully John Eaton Calthorpe Blofeld

John
Blofeld, fully John Eaton Calthorpe Blofeld
1913
1987

British Writer on Asian Thought and Religion

Author Quotes

If being wealthy is taken to mean having the means to satisfy one's every want, all but the very poor can become rich as thou at a single stroke of a magician's wand, simply by ceasing to want more than is really necessary for sustaining life. By being content with little and not giving a rap for what the neighbours think, one can attain a very large measure of freedom, shedding care and worry in a trice.

The world is full of paradox. For example, [in Buddhism] though no notion of a creator is entertained, great stress is laid upon the need for faith and piety. By faith is meant not trust in a benevolent diety avid for love, praise and obedience, but conviction that beyond the seeming reality misreported by our senses which is inherently unsatisfactory, lies a mystery which, when intuitively unsatisfactory, lies a mystery which, when intuitively perceived, will give our lives undreamed-of meaning and endow the most insignificant object with holiness and beauty.

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First Name
John
Last Name
Blofeld, fully John Eaton Calthorpe Blofeld
Birth Date
1913
Death Date
1987
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British Writer on Asian Thought and Religion