Start reading at: "'Let thy hair grow long and talk Punjabi,' said the young soldier jestingly to Kim, quoting a Northern proverb. 'That is all that makes a Sikh.' But he did not say this very loud."
|"om mani padme hum"|
- How will the Lama know when he's found the River [of the Arrow / of His Healing]?
- Interesting, Kim's perspective: "The Good-Tempered World."
- We don't know much yet about Kim's Red Bull, but try comparing what we do know to "Nandi."
- The relationship between Lama and Kim is, to me, odd. Kim, supposedly and according to the Lama, and to a degree Kim, is the chela, yet it is the Lama who relies entirely upon Kim, as guide, facilitator, tutor-of-the-world, etcetera. What is Kim's reliance upon the Lama, and/or how does Kim benefit from the partnership?
- Well that was fast and easy! Kim didn't even have to search in order to find the Englishman he sought: Deus ex Machina or simply a cutting-to-the-chase?
- Kim's expert delivery and culling of secrets plus the India's British-rule culture of war predict what for Kim?
- The Lama's quest and his pursuit of it make me think of pilgrimages in general. Any extended travel abroad, and that only for more than sightseeing-pleasure-seeking, is a sort of pilgrimage, akin to that of the Lama, whether the pilgrim so intends it or not. Thoughts?
- Red is (as far as I can discover) considered the color of the rising sun and new beginnings. Consider this against the color of Kim's bull.
- What if everyone were "freed from the Wheel of Things" (not according to Kim, though his answer is at least humorous, but according to you)?