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Path Without Destination: The Long Walk of a Gentle Hero

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  60 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Written with elegance, "Path Without Destination"is the exhilarating account of Satish Kumar's extraordinary life. At nine, Satish renounced the world, left his home in rural India, and joined a wandering brotherhood of beggar monks until an inner voice guided hin to Gandhi's vision of a peaceful world. His inspiring journy led him to settle in England, where he became one ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by Quill (first published February 1999)
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Jalpa
Jun 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
wonderful book to read...got realistic view of international politics, Gandhism, different cultural point of views and post independence situation of India....Tea packet from Armenian lady for each nuclear power country was impressive punch for ongoing scenario...I found missing explanation behind Jainism, broad view of non violence in terms of Jainism which is really broad as from my reading of different Jainism books & practical knowledge..
" Don't forget that the people are as generous as
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Julianne Davidow
Oct 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
An honest and heartfelt account of a fascinating life, dedicated to self discovery and self knowledge and to the betterment of the world. Kumar has traversed the four corners of the globe and found that people all over desire peace. He reveals personal experiences as well that speak to the trials that all must endure, and the joys that we all desire. A book that contributes to the understanding of the enduring quality of the human spirit. A book on how to live. Inspiring. Highly recommended.
Greg Chamberlin
This book, like one of Kumar's pilgrimages, takes a leisurely pace. And like the Australian Aboriginal Song lines, with each step Kumar takes the reader sees his life and world coming into existence. This is the path of a wise, gentle man given to us in print and with thanksgiving. It is a journey moving counter to the frenzied pace of the rest of the world.
Betsy
Apr 07, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: x2010, memoir
The next to last chapter is the best: 11 ways to right living.
Tyler
Jun 28, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all soul searchers
Recommended to Tyler by: Satish Kumar
Satish Kumar is incredibly inspiring. His walk around the world for peace made me want to do something radical until complacency set in...maybe I should read it again.
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Jun 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: peregrinations
one of my favourite books on pilgrimage. The author shows us how walking is the outward and visible expression of the inward and spiritual journey.
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Aug 21, 2007 rated it liked it
too hurried toward the end, loved the bit about the monks and fleas
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Awe-inspiring. A breath of fresh air.
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Satish Kumar is an Indian, currently living in England, who has been a Jain monk and a nuclear disarmament advocate, and is the current editor of the magazine Resurgence, founder and Director of Programmes of the Schumacher College international centre for ecological studies and of The Small School. His most notable accomplishment is a "peace walk" with a companion to the capitals of four of the n ...more