The Tragic the Comic and the Personal

Author: Samanera, Bodhesako
Subtitle: Selected Letters of Nanavira Thera
No of Pages: 105
Edition: 1st
Year of Publication: 1985
File Size: 600 KB
Permission: Available through the generosity of the Buddhist Publication Society (
Blurb: A collection of letters by Nanavira Thera on various topics. Some of the letters reflect his time as a monk in Sri Lanka. He had travelled to Sri Lanka with fellow Englishman Osbert Moore (Bhikkhu Nanamoli) but became a more solitary monk. These writing come from his letters to lay people.
Notes: Originally appeared in The Wheel magazine.