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Greenstone

Greenstone

For Sangharakshita, semi-precious stones were like glimpses into another more colourful world, a more brilliant and beautiful world. Throughout his life he was drawn to them. You can see this thread of interest when reading his correspondance – he looked out for museums where he could see them, fascinated as he was by their colours, their aesthetic and archetypal associations (such as the jewel trees in Amitabha’s Pure Land Sukhavati). In his sixties, Sangharakshita travelled a lot, visiting parts of Triratna around the world, and during his time in New Zealand, acquired a piece of greenstone, or pounamu. Pounamu is the Maori…

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