by Jon and Anna Monday
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT – Here is a link to the first issue of the American Vedantist Newsletter. The entire issue is an article about J.D. Salinger’s life and connection to Vedanta, by Jon and Anna Monday.
A new book and film about Salinger has been released, and for the first time the author’s connection to Vedanta is revealed. Many people thought he gave up writing in 1965 when he stopped publishing. But in fact he turned inward and concentrated on his spiritual life, reading the Bhagavad Gita every morning and attending classes and retreats at the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center of New York and its retreat facility at Thousand Island Park, New York. Following the instructions of the Gita, he still wrote almost every day, but worked not for the fruit of his action but because it was his Dharma to write. This article in the debut issue of American Vedantist Newsletter reviews the book and explores the life of one of the most mysterious and celebrated authors of our time.
For printable version of the newsletter: http://mondaymedia.org/AmericanVedantist/SalingerVedanta.pdf
Namaste from Kolkata.
It was nice to read about J D Salinger and Vedanta. Thank you Jon and Anna Monday. A lot of work has gone into this article. The famous Bengali actress Suchitra Sen, who died recently, also went into seclusion, and she had a deep connection with the Ramakrishna movement.
With warm wishes and prayers,