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Hymn of Asia: An eastern poem (French) Hardcover – 1974


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Author, humanitarian and Founder of Dianetics and Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard is one of the most acclaimed figures of the modern age.

In a writing career spanning more than half a century, he was both a leading light of American fiction and the author of more than 35 million words of nonfiction--the single most embracive statement on the human mind and spirit, providing the only road to total spiritual freedom.

To date, more than 250 million copies of his works are in circulation worldwide, in 71 languages. All told, those works comprise over 3,000 recorded lectures and some 5,000 writings, including nineteen New York Times bestsellers.

Accordingly, and in testament to the magnitude of his literary legacy, there are his four Guinness World Records: most published author, most translated author, the author with the most audiobook titles and the single most translated non-religious work.

Yet the essence of L. Ron Hubbard's legacy is perhaps best expressed in his simple declaration:

"I like to help others and count it as my greatest pleasure in life to see a person free himself of the shadows which darken his days.

"These shadows look so thick to him and weigh him down so that when he finds they are shadows and that he can see through them, walk through them and be again in the sun, he is enormously delighted. And I am afraid I am just as delighted as he is."

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A strange book. 4 Mar 2013
By Andrew W. Smith - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
L. Ron Hubbard wrote an enormous amount of literature, mostly about his ideas on Dianetics and Scientology. While visiting the Scientology Headquarters in Kansas City, MO, I was told, to my delight, of Ron's book on eastern religion. I had to have it, and Amazon was there for me with a used copy that was both in good shape and reasonably priced. The book diverges from Ron's usual philosophy, but is interesting in itself. I was aware of Ron's early comparison between his teachings and the religion of Buddhism, but was unaware that he had actually written a book about this. In this strange book, Ron seems to reach the conclusion that he, or his ideas, are synonymous with the coming of the Last Buddha, the Lord Matreya. But, you must reach your own conclusions. I recommend that those who are interested in the religion of Scientology read this book.
Historical perspective to The Hymn Of Asia 15 Nov 2013
By Karl Loren - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Many years ago I personally owned a copy of this Book by Hubbard. Somehow, now, it seems that the existence of this Book is denied or at least this Book is not offered for sale in any official way. I also remember well a public event in the Church of Scientology when the claim was made about the coming of Hubbard as the Last Buddha, the Lord Matreya. I do not claim any special accuracy to my recount. I am now 82 and my recall, though personal, is from many years ago. I remember the Book as an advice on how Buddhism could be spread, for instance how women should be regarded in Buddhism and other practical advice for the spreading of Buddhism. I have also just read a "timeline" of The Buddha in Wikipedia. I am amazed that any historical event, as the birth of The Buddha, could include thousands of years of recorded events (such as various world kings and historical persons honoring or writing about The Buddha.

I enjoyed this Book and recommend it as an insight into the life of The Buddha. There is no doubt to me that this Book exists and was written by L. Ron Hubbard.
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