Author: C L DhawanPublisher: ANB PublishersYear: 1996Language: EnglishPages: 407ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175390026
This book is a stunning depiction of the sacred and not-so-sacred activities inside a cult ashram.Susan and Lawrence are American tourists on a visit to India. They become followers of Swami Vilasananda who preaches that spiritual salvation can be achieved in a state of heightened sexual ecstasy. Later Lawrence leaves Vilasananda and Susan to become a disciple of Maharishi Mohnish Mahaprabhu who preaches mediation and abstinence to achieve salvation. While Lawrence religiously follows the precepts of his new guru, Susan is heart broken by his chastity and tries all means, including seduction, to win him back. This wickedly funny novel lifts the hallowed veil of secrecy from the lives of gurus and godmen to present a disturbing insight into their reality.