Pilgrimage for Peace
The long walk from India to Washington
By (author) Satish Kumar
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How Satish Kumar walked 8,000 miles from the grave of Mahatma Gandhi to that of John F Kennedy in a symbolic pilgrimage for peace and non-violence.
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For those interested in peaceful activism, pilgrimage, spirituality and autobiographies.
"Satish Kumar is one of our more remarkable fellow humans. If you don't know his story, now is the moment to learn it!"
"Quietly passionate, gently insistent and manifestly moved by joy and hope, Satish is a living example of putting wisdom to work in all kinds of ways. This book chronicles an enterprise very typical of him – risky, but motivated by the only sort of realism that matters, the realism that confronts the "Emperor’s New Clothes" of a stale, frightened and destructive world order and shows how human beings can learn and grow."
"Satish Kumar’s “Long Walk to Washington” is an inspiration for all citizens yearning for peace, striving for freedom from wars and violence , separations and divisions, hate and fear, nuclear bombs, toxics and GMOs. Satish shares his experiences of love and compassion, of generosity, sharing and giving as he travelled without money to Washington to stop the bomb. Satish is a tireless pilgrim of peace with the earth and in humanity. His message of Peace is more important than ever."
"We can talk about peace, we can write about it, and Satish Kumar has done this all his life, and to great effect. But until I read his wonderful book, I never knew he had walked for it too, for two and half years he walked for it, 8000 miles from Delhi to Washington.
In a way his whole life has been one long walk for freedom and justice and harmony and peace. Yes, it is an extraordinary adventure, but it is much more than that. This walk was his statement of intent, as a determined and dedicated young man. His life would be this walk. This journey for peace would be his life. Here is a book that inspires us to follow in his footsteps, that gives us all hope."
"This book is exceptional. Do read it as your own inner journey, read it for the gems that are in the milestones, for the signposts to how life can be lived, for the inner fuel when the road is tough. Here you will discover the ways we can free ourselves from fear. This is our job in this present world because, as Satish says: 'it is the responsibility of every citizen to free themselves from fear, then politicians for peace will emerge'."
"Satish Kumar is one of the wisest and most compelling advocates for nature and for Peace in our land."
"This soul-stirring account of an eight-thousand mile-long pilgrimage, from Gandhi's grave to JFK's, is motivated by the author's determination to show the world that our true destination can be peace in every step we take."
"Pilgrimage to Peace is Satish Kumar’s wonderful and warm memoir of his 8,000 mile walk from India to America with no money in order to raise awareness of the need for peace in our world, It is warmly written, a gripping tale as he meets so many wonderful characters along the way, and the underlying message of the journey is inspirational, offering us all hope in dark times. Through Satish’s conversations and reflections as he travels, he answers many of the pressing questions of our age. Never has the spiritual messages of peace, tolerance and unity contained in this memoir been more timely or more necessary."
"Satish Kumar is a real Earth Pilgrim, a lifelong and passionate peace campaigner. This story of his remarkable journey – 8000 miles on foot, without money, to the world’s nuclear weapons capitals – is captivating throughout."
"A pilgrimage, a travelogue and a paean to peace, every step of Satish’s vivid journey across a supposedly divided world is a masterpiece of literary reconciliation and hope."
"Anybody who has heard the force by which Satish can speak of peace might wonder of its source. This book shows us through the nomad journey of his life and of our times."
"Satish Kumar literally walks the talk. He lives Gandhi's philosophy: 'Be the change you want to see in the world'. An inspirational, humbling book."
“A great narrative like this could only have been born by walking a long journey with purpose. In his pure and elegantly simple voice, Satish describes the glorious variety of people and cultures he meets along the way, and how each is on their own pilgrimage to peace. This story is a global treasure."
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Satish Kumar is an internationally renowned speaker on ecological and spiritual issues, and founder of both Resurgence & Ecologist magazine and Schumacher College.
"With this wonderful book the transcendentally inspiring Satish Kumar takes us on a journey where every step is taken with love and compassion."
The Peace Walk of Satish Kumar, a living legend, is an inspiring and fascinating journey. The book is riveting and thought-provoking. Originality, underpinned with practical life experience and lessons, this book is a must-read. His wise, comforting, motivational and spiritually uplifting words will inspire many to ‘walk the walk’.
“Satish Kumar ought sit on a council of elders, guiding us through real wisdom, to the utopia that his path has shown us is possible.”
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