Grief on the Ganges

Grief on the Ganges

by Daphne Delaine
     
 

Tradition holds that when a Hindu dies while within Varanasi, he achieves "moksha", a release from the cycle of life, death and rebirth according to one's karma. Grief-stricken and frustrated by the boundaries imposed by traditional religion, the author travels to Hinduism's holiest city in an attempt to process the most abrasive of all human emotions. What ensues… See more details below

Overview

Tradition holds that when a Hindu dies while within Varanasi, he achieves "moksha", a release from the cycle of life, death and rebirth according to one's karma. Grief-stricken and frustrated by the boundaries imposed by traditional religion, the author travels to Hinduism's holiest city in an attempt to process the most abrasive of all human emotions. What ensues is an observation on two very different cultures' perspectives on death and how the wisdom of an ancient philosophy can be applied to make our Western experience of grief more survivable. This piece is an essay currently undergoing the process of being expanded to a full length book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015554427
Publisher:
Daphne Fail
Publication date:
10/03/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
0 MB

Meet the Author

Daphne Delaine grew up in Nixa, Missouri and in 1994 fell into an exhilarating career as an international flight attendant. An opportunity to be based in New Delhi arose two years later and ignited what would be an enduring passion for India, its people, history and culture. After nearly two decades of travels throughout Asia, Europe and a lengthy assignment in Saudi Arabia, she is beginning to share the experiences that can only be found in the unique world of non-commercial and corporate aviation.

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