Finding a sense of self and God in a journey to India
"India was heaven and hell. India was my heart learning how to make room for more." ~ Susan Kiskis
Susan's experience with the dancing, chanting, happy Hindus, led her to search for God in India. Instead of finding the divine, she ran down the stone ramp of Hawa Mahal escaping from men following her. On the road to Sarnath, her husband tried to shield her eyes from the bloody remains of a man, the latest victim of India's lawless traffic. Dirty children with torn clothing at Dungeshwari Caves asked for money, but settled for sweets instead. Military guards lined the streets in Bodh Gaya during election day, while a stray dog slept near a Buddhist nun. In Varanasi, the smoke of the cremation ghats reminded Susan of the short life we live.
In each city, Susan racked up a list of sins. From pretending not to see the woman with blue-black skin at the train station in Mumbai begging for money, to walking away from a dog covered in maggots tucked up into a corner in an alleyway in Varanasi.
Neem Karoli Baba said "Love everyone. Feed everyone. Remember God." In the middle of India, Susan found herself surrounded by the unrelenting cruelty of mankind. She lost God. She lost her own compassion. She lost herself- until she finally understood what her guru meant when he whispered, "Let me carry you home."
As a spiritual seeker, this book touched me deeply. Exciting, educating, and eloquently written, I felt I was there every step of the way. I thoroughly enjoyed this journey of wisdom, love, and understanding;
- Russell Kyle, Author of "Rise & Shine" and "Awakened Living"
About the author:
Susan Kiskis is a non-fiction author. She is also a certified yoga teacher, activist, and public speaker. Based in Pennsylvania, her books are guided by her intuition and inspired by her deeply seeded case of wanderlust.
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by Susan Kiskis
Trade Paperback - 6 x 9 x .6
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Inspiration & Personal Growth
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
TRAVEL / Asia / India & South Asia
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