Our groundskeeper Maitreya Dasa has written the memoir, Escape to Paradise and Beyond. It comes highly recommended. As a spiritual road book Satyaraja Prabhu has compared it to the writings of Mark Twain and Jack Kerouac. Srila Satsvarupa Maharaja has given the following review:
I highly recommend Maitreya Das’s memoir Escape to Paradise and Beyond as a source of essential knowledge, including knowledge of the ultimate goal of human life. It will change your thinking and relieve you of any anxiety for the future.
Although the subject matter is grave, it is written with humor and is a great pleasure to read. The narrative gets more exciting with each page. In following his destiny, Maitreya experiences a roller coaster ride of ecstatic highs and lows accepted with great stoicism. Once the scene is set, be prepared for an incredible adventure in a spiritual travelogue that takes him to seventy countries.
By following the thread running through the memoir, the reader can appreciate the blissful circumstances under which the Lord within the heart gradually reveals Himself to those seeking truth. At the highest level, He reveals Himself to Maitreya as the cause of all causes and the source of all that exists.
As a bonus, the reader will discover how to attain freedom from the threefold miseries of the material world: miseries arising from one’s own mind, from other living entities, and from natural calamities.
I have read this wondrous memoir once and am going to read it again.
— Satsvarupa Dasa Goswami.
The book is available on Amazon as an eBook and Paperback at the following link:
Escape To Paradise and Beyond: An Englishman’s Global Quest For Truth And Enlightenment: Dasa, Maitreya: 9798986222707: Amazon.com: Books
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