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The Conditionality of Life
Contributor(s): Van Gorkom, Nina (Author)

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ISBN: 1897633262     ISBN-13: 9781897633267
Publisher: Zolag
OUR PRICE: $13.50  

Binding Type: Paperback
Published: January 2010
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BISAC Categories:
- Religion | Buddhism - Theravada
Dewey: 294.342
Physical Information: 0.32" H x 7.5" W x 9.25" (0.59 lbs) 150 pages
- Religious Orientation - Buddhist
Features: Glossary
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Contributor Bio(s): Van Gorkom, Nina: - Nina van Gorkom was born in 1928 to a family of socialist intellectuals. Her father was a member of the Dutch parliament. She studied at Leyden University and during this time she became a Catholic. In 1952, she married Lodewijk van Gorkom, a Dutch diplomat. In 1965, Lodewijk was posted to Thailand and Nina started learning the Thai language. She took a keen interest in Buddhism, attending classes for foreigners at Wat Mahathat. There she met, in the summer of 1966, Sujin Boriharnwanaket. Impressed by the profundity of the Buddhist teachings, she became convinced of the truth of the Buddha's words and later assisted Khun Sujin in discussions about Buddhism for Thai radio stations. These talks were later published as Buddhism in Daily Life, her first book. Nina and Lodewijk left Thailand in 1970 and lived in Japan, New York, Indonesia (where Lodewijk was the Dutch ambassador) and Austria. Lodewijk retired in 1990 and she now lives in The Hague in Holland. Nina's writings are well-known amongst English speaking Buddhists, and she is highly respected in Thailand where several of her books have been translated into the Thai language with (after many reprints) over one hundred thousand copies now. Her books have also been translated in Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Nepal, China, Vietnam and Germany.
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