From Brooklyn to Benares and Back
This is Dada’s memoir. It chronicles his life, from his upbringing in New York right up to the present time. It give an inside glimpse showing how he was attracted to the spiritual path and how he went on to become a world-traveled monk , singer-songwriter and author.
“Many spiritual books try to enthrall with colorful language about the many states of nirvana. Dada’s
text is not like that. His words are even keel, just like the author. They live and teach equanimity of mind.
One joins him for a journey in authenticity, in humanity. From his early days watching to in Brooklyn, to his meeting with the famous hippies of the 60s, to his transition to an editor and then to a monk. One flows. We go with Dada to Europe to Japan to Syria and then back to New York. In this journey, this peaceful journey, we share in Dada’s calm approach to giving, to living the right life.
And to challenging our comfort zones. If we wish for the Divine to carry us, we need to first let go. Dada’s life has been an example of that. Read his book. And let go. Wade shallow or dive deep, but go in the water and the let the flow carry you to you. “
Professor Sohail Inayatullah,
Tamkang University, Taiwan, Author of Transcending Boundaries