by Samapriya devi dasi
Samapriya devi das is an authentic practitioner of bhakti yoga as taught by the original ambassador of bhakti yoga to the west, A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, later to be internationally known as “Srila Prabhupada” or simply “Prabhupada.” Spiritual life is not a dull expression of nothingness, as some would have it. Samapriya, set on fire by the touch of bhakti coming from her teacher, blazed trails into darkness and now offers deeply powerful insights into the transformation of a confused searching heart to one filled with love of guru and God.
This is the soul-stirring saga of a young Jewish woman from Brooklyn, New York and her life as a Hare Krishna devotee. Growing up in the 1960s she experiences a spiritual awakening embracing the teachings of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Through drama, humor, prayer, prose and poetry, Samapriya takes us from the phenomenal Woodstock Music Festival to the front lines of the Sankirtan Army and then to the holy dhamas of India, as she journeys on The Divine Love Trip.
“These adventures written in prose and poetry “elicited joy, laughter and tears from my heart. I loved it!” … Malati devi dasi“
I found it hard to stop reading… never a dull moment. Anyone will become enlivened taking this Love Trip…”
Kavichandra Swami“Spiritual advancement and realizations shines forth through these pages…”Tamohara dasa (Dr T. Pourchot)
“I was moved and inspired… honesty and humor… a vivid window into the devotional mood of early days of ISKCON…” Vrnda Seth