Tuesday, May 03, 2005
The Prayer of the Frog, by Anthony de Mello
Well, a marsupial should have something to show for it… and so here’s the first posting of Pouch the Book Club: The Prayer of the Frog by Anthony de Mello, a collection of stories ranging from light humor to thoughtful to serious to confusingly mystic. Two volumes, and difficult to find, but a worthwhile buy if you happen to come across it. One snippet:
A group was enjoying the music at a restaurant. Suddenly a soloist struck up a vaguely familiar tune; everyone recognized the melody but no one could remember its name. So they beckoned to the waiter and asked him to find out what the musician was playing. The waiter waddled across the floor, then returned with a look of triumph on his face and declared in a loud whisper, “Violin!”
A scholar's contribution to spirituality!
1988, Gujarat Sahitya Prakash publishers, Anand, India.