Book of Shiva
A seeker is sent on a mission to discover a lost secret in the Himalayan mountain ranges. What he finds there will not only change his life, but also holds the power to change mankind itself. More
The monk Asananda who belongs to the Order of Hope is sent by his guru to the Himalayas on a journey of self-discovery. He is charged with the task of discovering The Book of Shiva. Starting out from his ashram in the sacred town of Rishikesh beside the holy river Ganges, the monk meets ordinary people with extraordinary stories of hope, loss, pain, freedom and serenity, He realizes every loss has roots in karma and also that every man is driven by the strength to hope, without which all endeavors are doomed. Among the people he meets are tantrik gurus and Vedic teachers; a storyteller who tells his version of Pandora’s box; mothers who seek salvation for their afflicted children; a wandering ascetic who teaches him the sound of one hand clapping; a sadhu who walks backwards to discover his future and a boatman who seeks payment in songs. In the end, when he confronts the truth, he realizes its simplicity and power. The narrative is interspersed with re-imagined fables and myths—both Hindu and European. In the troubled times we live in, this book seeks to play a healing role with the message that hope is the ultimate strength within us and that the answers lie in eternal India's ancient gardens of the soul . And that the search for god is a journey by many names.