In the night after meditation with the monk, feeling the end nearing me, I write the last entries in my document. I write that I want my four begging bowls of the Buddhas to go to Kosala and Subha after my death. The monk would inform them of my wish. I write down the location where they would find them and tell them how to keep the Naaga away. I hope Kosala will not return them. Mortals are unpredictable.
NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS
The story of the “scribe” from outer space who comes to record evolution of man from beast to the “teachers of the cosmos” carries a message told in simple but aresting language. The theme is unusual and speaks of the essence of humanity with both its negativity and positivity seen throught the scribe’s eyes.
Godage and Brothers