Whether speaking of the blind man who can “see” without the use of his eyes or finding unity with the President of the World Bank, Sadhviji tells personal stories of the people and events that have shaped her. She questions our preconceived notions and attitudes about diet, culture, technology, and development. She reflects on the changes that are coming to the West and to India, the land that she now calls home. As we follow Sadhviji's reflections, over twenty highly readable chapters, we have the opportunity to reconsider our own frames of reference. Mother Ganges is a book of observation, love, and inquiry. In the reading, we are invited to look at our lives and values with new eyes—a new way of seeing. And we are offered guideposts for our own spiritual journeys.
American-born, Stanford graduate, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, PhD moved to India in 1996. She was officially ordained by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji into the tradition of sanyas and lives at Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, where she serves Pujya Swamiji’s humanitarian projects, provides seva for the ashram, teaches meditation, gives discourses and counsels individuals and families.