24 Nov 2009
In his latest book, Earth Pilgrim, author Satish Kumar takes us on a journey into wholeness.
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In his latest book, Earth Pilgrim, author Satish Kumar takes us on a journey into wholeness. With his hallmark eloquent and passionate writing style, he streams out his lifelong message of the urgent need for humanity to wake up to the intrinsic connectivity in all life forms.
Earth Pilgrim is a delightful mix of dialogue, interspersed with stories from the author’s own life experiences. Satish has been a pilgrim since the age of eight, when he first joined a brotherhood of wandering Jain monks in his native India. Later he walked the length and breadth of the country with Gandhi’s successor Vinoba Bhave, persuading landowners to donate a portion of their lands to the poor. In the 60s he made an 8,000-mile pilgrimage for peace.
According to Satish, an earth pilgrim is anyone who approaches life as a sacred journey. Offering us this perspective, we are invited to consider how we might transform our individual consciousness and live our daily lives with reverence for all beings. We are also guided to look at the possibilities for harmonising our inner and outer life journeys.
A real sense of the author’s heartfelt connection to all life forms weaves like a golden thread throughout the book and there are strong recurring themes, among which love firmly holds a central place. Looking at what we can do to make a difference in the world, Earth Pilgrim reveals a positive, uplifting view of the human capacity to care deeply.
This timely book is a wake up call for those who are re-evaluating their relationship with each other, their community, the planet and universal consciousness. Earth Pilgrim is sure to generate a great deal of discussion among those seeking a more sustainable way to live on this earth. It is especially recommended for young adults starting out on their own inner journey.
Earth Pilgrim by Satish Kumar
Published by Green Books
Price £10.95 ISBN: 978 1 900322 57 7
Contact: Green Books, Foxhole, Dartington,
Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6EB
Tel: +44 (0)1803 863260
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