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“The Book of Images” and “The Book of Confidences”

The Book of Images

is a collection of short stories, some of them Indian folk tales, with great charm and deep symbolic meaning. The original is beautifully illustrated and printed on Indian-looking handmade paper, which has been reproduced in the PDF.

The author narrates the strange and wonderful way these were given to him

Sometimes I think, or feel, or fancy—that Murdhna Joti was (and is) a Voyager merely passing through our worldly Universe, and that, small doubt, if Truth were known instead of talked of, he could tell many more, and more enthralling tales from his Book of Images—that is to say, from the log of his voyages—than any he told me. (p 1)

 

 

The Book of Confidences

are dialogues on Duty, Faith, Sacrifice, Patience and other qualities whose value are shown in these confidences, that “were given to me long ago, and which meant to me a thousand tales.”

I do not know if these dialogues were with one sage or with several. They were told me in strange circumstances, in different places, and after the event—recounted with much reticence and naming no names—had been over seven years gone by, thus become lawful of the telling for one who was quite another being than the one to whom the Sage gave ear and counsel. (p 147)

 

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Dhan Gargya was a non de plume of John Garrigues.

 

Index to The Book of Images 

Foreword …………………………………………………………………….. page 1
Kavala’s Quest …………………………………………………………….. page 3
The Heart of Parasan …………………………………………………… page 7
The Trial of Lakshma …………………………………………………… page 13
Shukram’s Nativity ……………………………………………………… page 18
The Doctrine of the Heart …………………………………………… page 23
The Maya of Imri ………………………………………………………… page 29
The Three Voices ………………………………………………………… page 34
Isandha Amongst Thousands ……………………………………… page 42
Sinbara Das, Mahout ………………………………………………….. page 49
Arayan’s Meditation …………………………………………………… page 56
Narada-Adaran ………………………………………………………….. page 63
The Soul of a Sudra …………………………………………………… page 71
Keshara the Sky-Walker …………………………………………….. page 78
The Parable of the Mendicant ……………………………………. page 84
The Shadow of Sadhanu ……………………………………………. page 92
Sansara Devadatta …………………………………………………….. page 97
From the Sleeping Spheres ……………………………………….. page 104
In the City of the Great King ……………………………………….page 111
The Light in the Head ………………………………………………….page 119
The Watcher at the Ford ……………………………………………..page 126
The Passing of the Guru ………………………………………………page 133

 

Index to The Book of Confidences 

On Duty …………………………………………………………………… page 149
On Faith ………………………………………….……………………….. page 152
On Sacrifice …………………………………………….……………….. page 155
On Patience …………………………………………….……………….. page 158
On Success ……………………………………………..……………….. page 161
On Freedom ……………………………………………………………. page 164
On Love ………………………………………………….……………….. page 167
On Birth …………………………………………………………………… page 170
On Death ………………………………………………..……………….. page 174
On Purity ………………………………………………..……………….. page 177
On Perfection ………………………………………….……………….. page 180
On Initiation …………………………………………..………………… page 183

 

Frontispiece “Kavala’s Quest”

 

 

 

 

 

“The Book of Images” and “The Book of Confidences” by Dhan Gargya (John Garrigues)

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