Download Eat, Pray, Love PDF: One Woman’s Search for Everything Elizabeth Gilbert published on 16 February 2006.
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When you’re traveling in India—especially through holy sites and Ashrams—you see a lot of people wearing beads around their necks. You also see a lot of old photographs of naked, skinny and intimidating Yogis (or sometimes even plump, kindly and radiant Yogis) wearing beads, too. These strings of beads are called japa malas. They have been used in India for centuries to assist devout Hindus and Buddhists in staying focused during prayerful meditation. The necklace is held in one hand and fingered in a circle—one bead touched for every repetition of a mantra. When the medieval Crusaders drove East for the holy wars, they witnessed worshippers praying with these japa malas, admired the technique, and brought the idea home to Europe as a rosary.
The traditional japa mala is strung with 108 beads. And three, of course, is the number representing supreme balance, as anyone who has ever studied either the Holy Trinity or a simple barstool can plainly see. Being as this whole book is about my efforts to find balance, I have decided to structure it like a japa mala, dividing my story into 108 tales, or beads. This string of 108 tales is further divided into three sections about Italy, India and Indonesia—the three countries I visited during this year of self-inquiry. This division means that there are 36 tales in each section, which appeals to me on a personal level because I am writing all this during my thirty-sixth year.
Download Eat, Pray, Love PDF: One Woman’s Search for Everything
- Book Title: Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia
- Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
- Publish Date: January 30, 2007
- Formats: PDF, ePub
- Size: 1.5 MB
- Pages: 400
- Genre: Traveler & Explorer Biographies, General Indonesia Travel Guides, Travelogues & Travel Essays,
- File Names: .epub, .pdf
- File Status: Available
- Price: Free