Dec 18, 2017
FBA Dharmabyte, Reflecting
on Old Age and Death, Sangharakshita takes us through a
personal ramble through the history of letters and letter
As usual the range of Sangharakshitaand#8217;s reflections in this is hugely impressive and#8211; taking in late mediaeval and 18th C. letter culture, provocative takes on Christianity, the Romantic poets and even the economy! Itand#8217;s an education and a genuine, poignant pleasure to hear him evoke a vanishing art, pass on old pieces of knowledge and lore, and remember so vividly a friend now gone with whom he shared, in Keatsand#8217; phrase, and#8216;a mingling of soulsand#8217;.
From the talk Mingling Souls and#8211; Launching Dear Dinoo, Letters to a Friend given in Birmingham, December 2011.