Paada Pooja: Worship of Feet Divine- An Old and Rare Book

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Item Code: IDJ062
Author: V. Dwaraknath Reddy
Publisher: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bombay
Language: English
Edition: 1985
Pages: 122 (3 Colour Illustrations)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.4" X 5.4"
Weight 190 gm
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Preface:

How shall we place him? A humanist? An emerging poet? Lover of Nature? Word-artist? Seeker of Truth? These questions naturally arise as we read this collection of the author's writings during the last two decades. Actually he is all of them – and more. Whether the reflections presented her are narrative, meditative or contemplative – as he classifies them - there is one striking note that runs through all, and that is his passion for Love which is another face of Truth. No experience of life – and evidently he has had many – leaves him bitter. Even death reveals to him another side of life.

The themes he handles are varied. The way he expresses himself makes us wonder what is the strength of his appeal. Beauty of style? Power of thought? No. it is the authenticity of his experience, psychological and spiritual. That touches the reader and makes him as humble as the writer himself. Whether he speaks of the Guru 'who leaves no of footprints' or of prayer with the language of 'tears in the eyes' rather than of 'words upon the lips' or of the trap of solitude, we are in the presence of an ardent seeker. The thinker in him loves precision of expression: Truth, he says, is beyond method. Astrology is indicative, not determinative.

Epigrams abound. Read a few of them:

"A mind that revolts against what it perceives may bring about a revolution: a mind that revolts against its own lack of perception brings about evolution."

"I have heard your speech in the silence of my heart; I have felt the caressing touch of your tender fingers in tears trickling down the cheeks."

All may not be cultured enough, evolved enough, to follow the author in each of his contemplations. But every one is certain to benefit in the culture of his soul by reading this book. Let us turn to the pages forthwith and refresh ourselves in the Stream of Saraswathi, Impeller to happy truths (Rig Veda 1.3), in whom the writer has found his great Refuge.

About the Author:

Born 1924. Schooling at Rishi Valley (founded by J. Krishnamurti). Graduated from Madras University. Master's degree in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana State University, U.S.A. With his father, B. V. Reddy. Founded Nutrine Confectionery Company in Chittoor. Andhra Pradesh. As its M.D., steered it to make it the largest unit in that industry in the country and "Nutrine" a household name. He has now relinquished all the family estates. And has made his home at Ramanashram, Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, seeking spiritual fulfilment."Haven't you switched to a dull and eventless life?"

"Have I?" he counters. "Managing oneself totally till the mind obey, demands more energy and attention than managing several industries. This is the beginning of intensity."

Has delivered a series of talks on philosophic themes in Bangalore, Madras, Bombay and Hyderabad.

 

CONTENTS

 

PART I: MYSTICAL    
  The blind one 1
  Let us pray 4
  At a wedding 7
  The secret 10
  The farewell 11
  Not lonely - Just alone 13
  The recovery 14
  Living in sadhana 15
  Paada-Pooja 18
  The search 21
  Love and forgiveness 23
  A Crucifixion 26
  My gurudev 29
  The lord's grace 31
PART II: CONTEMPLATIVE    
  The eternal link 35
  Vasana-kshaya (Beyond desire) 41
  In memoriam 45
  Not to question "why?" 48
  The place of man in evolution 52
  The healing touch 57
  Watch that train 61
  The seeker and Astha-Graha kutam 64
  Prepare to listen 69
  On happiness 73
  The similarity 75
  Drawing the line 78
  Divine mercy 81
  Whither bound? 84
  The ultimate salvation 86
  The deception of time 91
  Let love light the way 94
PART III: NARRATIVE    
  Autumn leaves 99
  A visit to Uttarkasi 102
  Pandit Jawaharlala Nehru 108
  A Sanyasi 114
  Epilogue to mother Saraswathi 122

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