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Joe Niemczura

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The Sacrament of the Goddess

The premise of TSOTG is simple. I wrote the book I wanted to read.

I am passionate about health care. I get positive reinforcement when the people I care for tell me how I helped them. It is the best possible feeling.


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The Hospital at the End of ...

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wonderful explanation of the Nepal Civil war, generally from the perspective of practical ways it impacted villagers. It seems to be a collection of doctoral dissertations from various anthropologists who were there at the time. If you are going to
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" द साकरामेनट अफ गोडडेस,,अथवा नेपाली मा भननु परदा देबी को परसाद,,एउटा यसतो नोवेल जसमा माया,जिबन,तयाग,आतमियता जसता आधयातमिक कुरहरु को मिठो बयान गरिएको छ, ...more "
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“And this is a Buddhist country?” said Matt, “This is a country of lovingkindness and compassion? Hah. I think the Americans would call this ‘tough love.’ ”
“That is the paradox of Buddhism,” said Ranjit, “As a young doctor I would see these violent things and wonder why they happened, knowing that it was not something that Buddhists should do. Then I realized we are not born Buddhist. All the focus on channeling anger and dealing with hardship did not emanate from these people…. It was a lesson to these people. We are a land of Buddhists because we need to hear the lessons of Buddha, not because we follow Buddha.”

-spoken by Ranjit, the surgeon, after an episode of violence....”
Joe Niemczura, The Sacrament of the Goddess

“Every woman deserves the simple dignity of dying in a bed with clean sheets and an electric light at hand.'

-spoken by Sara, the missionary doctor, during a moment of indignation.”
Joe Niemczura, The Sacrament of the Goddess

“(For awhile there I was trying to remember the chain of events that precisely landed me doing this activity in this place on this planet at this time but couldn’t…. That was scary. I am just *existing* at times, having dropped all extraneous ruminations as to how or why. It seems natural to be on the bus smiling as the two Hindu women chat away while we share butter crackers and look at the rice paddies in the valley below. Goats scatter as the bus slams to a creep. Doesn’t everyone do this?)

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“Every woman deserves the simple dignity of dying in a bed with clean sheets and an electric light at hand.'

-spoken by Sara, the missionary doctor, during a moment of indignation.”
Joe Niemczura, The Sacrament of the Goddess

“He looked at her face and hesitated. He looked up at the canyon walls. Here on the sandbar, it was eerily quiet except for the tinkle of water over the rocks. A large bird made lazy soaring circles way up in the sky, almost invisible due to the angle of the sun. God forgive me, he thought. Then he touched Ranjit’s lighter to the small sheaf of dried grass and threw it on the pyre. He was surprised at the flash when it caught fire. It wouldn’t be long, he thought. I will move on, but I will never forget this place.

(from The Sacrament of the Goddess)”
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“She knew the old rule about crowd events in Nepal. If it was a religious event, those with the most fervor would be at the center of the crowd, and to take in the flavor of the event, you wished to get closest to that group; but if it was a political event or a bandh, locate the group with the most fervor and get as far away from them as you possibly can.”
Joe Niemczura, The Sacrament of the Goddess

“That night, Sushila went to the puja room when she arrived home. Her house was small, with only a few rooms, but there had always been a puja room as long as she could remember. It was in the northeast corner of the house, and Sushila once asked her mother why they did not have a fancier bigger puja room.
“We are small people and we will be happy with small gods. It is not the size of the space used for worship that matters,” said her mother. “It is the size of your heart that matters. You can learn the lessons of Buddha and the Goddess in a prison, you do not need even this humble puja room. There are people in this town who are happy with much less than what we have.”
Joe Niemczura, The Sacrament of the Goddess

“And this is a Buddhist country?” said Matt, “This is a country of lovingkindness and compassion? Hah. I think the Americans would call this ‘tough love.’ ”
“That is the paradox of Buddhism,” said Ranjit, “As a young doctor I would see these violent things and wonder why they happened, knowing that it was not something that Buddhists should do. Then I realized we are not born Buddhist. All the focus on channeling anger and dealing with hardship did not emanate from these people…. It was a lesson to these people. We are a land of Buddhists because we need to hear the lessons of Buddha, not because we follow Buddha.”

-spoken by Ranjit, the surgeon, after an episode of violence....”
Joe Niemczura, The Sacrament of the Goddess

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Joe द साक्रामेन्ट अफ गोड्डेस्,,अथवा नेपाली मा भन्नु पर्दा देबी को प्रसाद,,एउटा यस्तो नोवेल जसमा माया,जिबन्,त्याग्,आत्मियता जस्ता आध्यात्मिक कुरहरु को मिठो बयान गरिएको छ, यसका लेखक जो निम्जुरा एउटा अमेरिकि नागरिक र पेसामा उनि नेपाल र अमेरिका दुबैमा राजइस्टर्ड नर्स हुन्,,बिगत ७ बर्ष देखी उनि नेपालमा स्वास्थ्य को क्षेत्रमा उल्लेख्हनिय काम गर्दै आइरहेका छन्,.यो किताब उन्कै मिहिनेत को फल हो,,यसमा नेपालमा दस बर्स सम्म चलेको जनयुद्द को बेलाको.. एउट…ा अमेरिकन सर्जन र नेपाल को बेनी भन्ने ठाउँमा बस्ने साधाराण नेपाली केटी बिचको प्रेम सम्ब्न्ध को बारेमा बयान गरिएको छ,,,,,, एउटा यस्तो पबित्र प्रेम सम्ब्न्ध जुनसाधारण,,अपरिपक्व,,र सारीरिक तर इन्टेन्स लभ बाट सुरु भएर,,धेरै त्याग र प्रतिक्षा बाट गुजृदै एउटा आत्मिय र परिपक्व्य प्रेम भएर फुल्छ,,यै प्रेम कथा लाई प्रमुख सेरोफेरो बनाएर लेखकले, ,,जिबन का धेरै तिता मिठा सत्य,,जिबन मा गरिने त्याग्,,तपस्या आदी को बारेमा अत्यन्तै सरल तर सत्य,मार्मिक र चित्त बुझ्दो तरिकबाट बयान गरेका छन्,,, नोवेलमा लेखकले नेपाल को गाउँ र शहर दुबै को सुन्दर्ता जती स्वच्छता का साथ बयान गरेका छन्,,,,एउटा बिदेशी नागरिक भएर पनि नेपाल लाई यती नजिक बाट नियालेका छन लेखक ले,,,जती नजिक बाट हामी नेपाली ले पनि नियाल्दैनौ होला माया,,प्रेम्,,,,तपस्या,,त्याग्,, पर्‍खाइ,,धैर्यता,,,, चोखो माया.. जस्तै भगवान प्रती को जस्तै सध्भाव्,,र सङ्सङ्गै मेडिकल ज्ञान ….लेखक का भाबुक्,,पबित्र शब्द बाट सजिएका मार्मिक पल हरु ले धेरै पटक आँखा रसाइदिन्छन एस्तै कुरा हरु को मिश्रड भएको नोवेल हो द साक्रामेन्ट अफ गोड्डेस्,,,, यो किताब को बारेमा थप जानकारिको लागि यसको फेसबुक पेज मा हेर्न सकिन्छ


साथै २४ जनवारी को दिन यस नोबेल को रिलिज हुँदैछ नेपालमा…. ठेगाना:पाटन दरबार स्क्वर समय:दिउसो २ बजे (प्रसिद्ध ब्यान्ड एभरेष्ट ब्यान्ड बाजा का साथ सबै लाई रातो ड्रेस कोड को अनुरोध का साथै नोबेल किन्न इछुक ले नेपाली रुपैया ५०० मा लिन सकिने छ)


Lorettajo Kapinos I apologize for how LONG it took me to write the review for your book, but here it is, FINALLY! http://lorettajokapinos.blogspot.com/...


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