Title:Ascent of Self: A Reinterpretation of the Mystical Poetry of Lalla-Ded
Publisher:Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
Those who doubt the efficacy of Yoga and Tantra should really read this book for its sound philosophizing and as a fresh account of the so-called esoteric practices, meant for transformation of means of perception. The book is relevant to the present times when there is over-all demand for reviewing traditional oriental practices meant for enriching our present cultural life which is overshadowed by mechanistic ideology - Sambodhi - Vol. 8, December 1980. Prof. B.N. Parimoo has made a laudable attempt to trace the spiritual evolution of Lal Ded, the path of the ascent of her self, in the Vakhs by rearranging them in a sequential order. Not only this, but has also tried through painstaking scholarship to do a careful sifting of the Vakhs which have been mixed up with the shrukhs of Nunda Rishi - Prabuddha Bharat, September 1982. Professor Parimoo's scholarly study of Lalla Vakhs has a distinctiveness about it that makes it invaluable to a student of spirituality in general and to the student of Kashmir Saivism in particular. In his own words, he has attempted a reconstruction of the verse sayings of this great saint-poetess to indicate the stages of her Ascent to the highest pinnacle of spiritual evolution - Kashmir Herald, Vol. III, 26 April 1981.