No Destination: Autobiography of a Pilgrim: An Autobiography Paperback – 1 Jan 1990
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"Describes episodes in the author's life which may people would dismiss as fable were they not true." -- David Nicholson-Lord, The Independent
"If there is any single book which exudes both wisdom and tranquillity, then it is your autobiography." -- Victor Papanek, author of Design for the Real world
"One of the few life-changing books I have ever read. I wish everyone would read it." -- Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul
"Reading this book, you will have the rare pleasure of meeting a warm and witty, thoroughly genuine man, and one whose inspiration will not fail to move you." -- Kirkpatrick Sale
"Satish Kumar is among the most important educators of the 20th century. His lifelong odyssey adds a compelling flesh and blood reality to the wisdom of the East." -- Theodore Roszak
"Satish Kumar's unique story is stranger than fiction." -- Hazel Henderson
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Satish Kumar is an internationally renowned speaker on ecological and spiritual issues. He lives in England and is Editor-in-chief at Resurgence & Ecologist magazine, co-founder of Schumacher College and founder of the Schumacher Society UK.See all Product Description
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What came before the walk, his childhood in India, life with the Jains, and following Ghandiism, was fascinating and interesting. However, after the walk the story develops into a mixed bag of banal living in the west: business endeavours, house-hunting, family-raising, schooling, seasoned by a slightly incongruous, though thankfully brief, spell of adulterous sex-farce. Honesty all well and good but this was putting me off somewhat. Still, I persevered.
I'm glad I did. The pearl in this book is the longer account of his pilgrimage to Iona to mark his fiftieth. Taking in the length and breadth of Britain, he does this in the spirit of his earlier walk: on foot, mostly, and relying entirely on the goodwill of his friends and his magazine readership. It is brilliantly described and, unlike the earlier walk, I sensed he wanted to tell this story in full. I also felt I learned more about the man in this chapter than in the rest of the book.Read more ›
Only problem is, I don't really enjoy autobiographies, but since this seems more like a novel, I am loving it. Full of interesting insight into religion, India, society, peace, but all through the story of his life, so it is not at all preachy. Excellent read for research and for enjoyment.
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Cannot really comment about this book, as I purchased it as a present, for someone who likes this authors work. Read morePublished on 9 Dec. 2013 by Mrs Dianne Ellard
What I have read so far is very interesting recommended by our yoga teacher who found it compulsive reading, I will continuePublished on 4 Aug. 2013 by Mr blackcoat
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