Tuesday, March 16, 2021

I provide a Jack Kerouac quote and you figure out the book (11th in a series)

Avalokitesvara


This is the 11th in a series of posts where I provide a quote from one of Jack Kerouac's books and you figure out which one. Post your answer as a comment. Here's the passage:

. . . so I took a piece of paper about as big as a thumbnail and carefully printed on it: MAY YOU USE THE DIAMONDCUTTER OF MERCY and when I said goodbye to him at the pier I handed it to him, and he read it, put it right in his pocket, and said nothing.

Good luck!

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P.S. The reason I used a picture of Avalokitesvara is explained by reading my post from April 14, 2012. That will also give you the source of today's quotation!

6 comments:

Rod Warner said...

A guess as my Kerouac books trapped behind pile of stuff: Dharma Bums?

Rick Dale, author of The Beat Handbook said...

You got it, Rod.

robin andrea said...

Somebody beat me to it! Yes, Dharma Bums. Now I'm going to go read your old posts like this.

Rick Dale, author of The Beat Handbook said...

Robin, just don't look at the comments at the bottom and you can try figuring it out on your own.

ptr said...

hi, i have a Kerouac poster for a series of benefit concerts for Jan Kerouac purchased at a www auction during Internet World 1. Conclusion was at a San Francisco Gallery. Signed by Vagabon Poet. Anyone know anything about this event?

Rick Dale, author of The Beat Handbook said...

If anyone knows, it would be Gerry Nicosia. Try posting your question in the Jack Kerouac Facebook group.