Author: Sylvia Fraser
Publisher: Roli Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8174362061
This work treats us to India in all its finery. Hypnotic and magical, it is a valuable, helpful, honest and enjoyable book.
The Rope in the Water is the story of Sylvia Fraser’s three-month pilgrimage to India in search of “something larger than myself, something deeper, something more.” Traveling 12,000 kilometers across deserts and through jungles, she visits sacred sites such as:
The twilight city of Varanasi on the Ganges, dense with the smoke of hundreds of funeral pyres;
north to the glittering Golden Temple of the Sikhs;
Up Mount Abu where she stays with a Hindu sect called the Brahma Kumaris;
South to a Buddhist retreat where she meditates 11 hours a day for 10 days while observing a vow of silence;
And to the beach in Kovalam where her life is saved by a miracle.
Fraser employs her lyrical yet incisive writing style to bring alive the sense-luscious tapestry of India even as she explores Eastern concepts such as’ You see what you are’ You create your own future, and most importantly, Change yourself and you change everything, sparked by occasional dialogues with her enigmatic Indian guru.
EXCEPTS FROM REVIEWS
Hypnotic and magical, The Rope in the Water is a valuable, helpful, honest and enjoyable book.’
-LUCINDA VARDEY, author and editor of
God in All Worlds and The Flowering of the Soul
… a great introduction to the bedazzling world of Indian spirituality..’
- TIM WARD, author of What the Buddha Never Taught
Sylvia Fraser lets herself float in the current of India. Thanks to her questing intellect and fearless curiosity, we are carried along with her to strange and wonderful new shores.
-MARNI JACKSON, journalist and author of The Mother Zone
The Rope in the Water treats us to India in all its finery.
- JAMIE ZEPPA, The Globe and Mail
There was almost a pang of envy while reading this account of her quest for spiritual transformation.’
- PAMELA WALLIN, Globebooks.com
The rope in the water Treats us to India in all its finery.
-JAMIE ZEPPA, The Globe and Mail
There was almost a pang of envy while reading this account of her quest for spiritual transformation.
- Pamela Wallin, Globe books. Com
Like a wave, the mind at rest
Discovers that its an ocean
Peace is never more than
One thought away
You see what you are
It’s the space between the spokes
That makes the wheel
The thought is more powerful
than the deed
Miracles do not happen in
contradiction to nature, but only in
contradiction to what we know of nature
THE SOUND OF SILENCE
Each atom is constantly
singing a song
DRUNK ON GOD
Children, knowledge without
devotion is like eating stones
Change yourself and you
DEATH AND REINCARNATION
Being born twice is no more
remarkable than being born once
We keep what we have by
giving it away