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It was clear through their many conversations that both individuals perceived themselves as nearing death, and both were quite willing to share their thoughts about death and dying. The difference between the two was remarkable, however, in that Ghang Lama's life had been dominated by motifs of vision, whereas Kisang Omu's accounts of her life largely involved a "theatre of voices." Desjarlais offers a fresh and readable inquiry into how people's ways of sensing the world contribute to how they live and how they recollect their lives.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Ghang Lama, Kisang Omu, Lamas Nepal Biography, Buddhists Nepal Biography, Death Religious aspects Buddhism, Nepal Religious life and customs, Helambu Sherpa (Nepalese people) Religion