About the Author...
I am indebted to all my
predecessors, those who have already written about the
Tomb of Jesus in Kashmir. I have been inspired by their
Above all, I am grateful to
Professor Baba, Haji Fida Hasnain, whom I had the
privilege to meet on the12th of May, 2008 on my second
trip to Kashmir. I am thankful to him for his readiness to
go through the manuscript in just two days and write a
“foreword”, which rather turns out to be an introduction
to the author. A Sufi lives in the spirit of Sufism.
Whatever he has written about me, is actually an
expression of the Sufi Spirit within him.
I certainly do not
deserve the title “Sufi” bestowed upon me. But, I must
accept it in all humility, since it comes from a very
deserving person. Professor Baba, thank you. In the name
of Allah, the Almighty, do please pray that I be given the
strength to live up to your words. Amen…..
Krishna at Kashmir
For the photographs and
paintings obtained from the net other than Wikipedia (which
are available for free-use), my attempts to locate the
“original” sources and artists have been unsuccessful.
I hope that in future editions, they can be properly credited.
Last but not least, for the photographs taken by the ashram
members, thank you – thank you very much……
My special thanks to Carl
Olmstead of Ojai (California), who spent most of his
holidays in Bali editing this book. I simply don’t know how to
thank you, Carl….
My heartfelt gratitude is also
due to Daniel Entin, Executive Director of Nicholas
Roerich Museum in New York, who gave me his consent for the
use of several of Nicholas Roerich’s immortal paintings.
Roerich’s paintings are expressions of his beautiful and
meditative heart. The inclusion of his paintings has added to
the value of this book.
Above all, I thank my Hero, my
beloved Jesus - who “willed” and “made” this book happen…. I
am always amazed at His doings, at the way He does things…. He
does it all, and I get the credit. Amazing!
Lord, coming from Thee, I offer
this back to Thee….
May this please Thee!