Author: Lakshmi Bandlamudi
Foreword/Introductio: Dalai Lama
Publisher: New Age Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8178222809
On the world stage, each individual self is an actor/dancer. On the Cosmic Plane, Shiva alone is the great Dancer in Great Time choreographing various scenes in the Great Universe.
This is the journey of an ordinary pilgrim to an extraordinary place on the Earth. A Journey woven with a personal tale of a daughter’s search for her lost father. A tale of a soul longing to dance with the Movements of the Cosmic Dancer.
Lakshmi Bandlamudi’s description of her journey to Kailash and Manasarovar, representing as they do Purusha and Prakriti, the masculine and the feminine nature of existence, is deeply moving because she connects it to her own inner spiritual quest. Replete with mythical stories regarding Shiva and Parvati, and written with a special emphasis on the feminine, this book is a moving testament of a living faith which has persisted for thousands of years.
-Dr Karan Singh
Lakshmi Bandlamudi’s script is a sublimely cosmic dance in itself –hinting at a difficult life and a less than easy journey; she nonetheless describes her journey to Kailash, the home of Shiva, as a transcendental pilgrimage of the soul. The stony Tibetan territory she must traverse becomes almost irrelevant in her soul’s searching for answers to questions, which are both personal and universal.
-Wendy Teasdill, Author of Walking to the Mountain: A pilgrimage to Tibet’s Holy Mount Kailash
FOREWORD (DALAI LAMA)
IN PRAISE OF THE BOOK
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
The Sacred Landscape
The Dance of the Soul
The Beginnings and the Longings-Excursions in Time and Space
Tremblings along the Journey
In the Himalayan Lap-Drinking the Mountain Stream
Borderland Troubles: Seeking God’s Intervention
On the Roof of the World
The Glorious Mountain and the grateful pilgrim
Revelations along the Pilgrim’s Path
The Dolma LA Pass: Epiphanies and Rebirth
The Miracle of Descent
Manasarovar-the Fecund Lake of the Mind
Return of the Pilgrim
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