Excerpt from Shiva Nataraja, Book IV
Just published in Mumbai, India > Excerpt Shiva Nataraja, from Book IV.
The Criterion: An International Journal in English, Vol. III. Issue. IV (December 2012). In the Himalayan foothills, Shiva Nataraja.
“Tagore then spoke. “You have heard Krishna, now
Lord Vishnu’s eighth incarnation, Shiva.
He will come down to us from Mt Kailash…”
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The Lesser and Greater Vehicles
Beyond in medias res, the Persona traveled on through India, from the field of Kurukshetra to Shiva Nataraja, Kabir, and the epic struggles of the Ramayana. Hanuman has guided me now to Angkor Wat. From there the Persona shall walk with the elders and ride the greater ferry to Dunhuang and China, on to Korea and Japan.
Though daunted by the immensity of the trip before me, I trust my guides shall sustain me through the jungles and mountains and deserts. They have brought me thus far, cannot fail me now.