Author: Patrick Levy
Number Of Pages: 336
Package Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.0 x 0.8 inches
Release Date: 01-11-2014
Details: Product Description There are millions of these wandering Indian renunciants, begging monks, mystical walkers, roaming philosophers, miracle-workers, hashish smokers, holy men . . . but little is known about them. They are often photographed yet their words are seldom heard. Some began this way of life from childhood, while others were civil servants, shopkeepers, real estate agents, thieves . . . who left their families and jobs to become renunciants. Sadhus. Patrick Levy recounts their everyday lives, the respect they are given and how they make use of it, their teachings, their philosophy and the way they transform it into a lifestyle. SADHUS – GOING BEYOND THE DREADLOCKS is a novel written in the form of a road movie. It is a spiritual journey into the world of sadhus. About the Author Patrick Levy is a French writer who lives six months a year in Uttar Pradesh, India – ‘his second mother ’ as he likes to say. A strange phenomenon amongst authors on the spirituality scene, Patrick claims to be an atheist but is greatly interested in religions and spirituality. “Everything that belongs to humanity, belongs to me,” he says to justify his broad curiosity. He has travelled the world in search of spiritual masters and experiences, practiced Kabbalah, Sufism, Buddhism and Vedanta, and has published books about his explorations. Does God believe in God?, his first book, established the direction of this spiritual globetrotter’s atypical course. His previous book, The Kabbalist, (also translated in Hebrew) is a best-seller in France and was awarded a special distinction by the panel of judges of ‘Spirituality Today’ prize in 2002.