"Yes, my friend, I have spent my whole life on this river and have learned its magic and lessons. All I know is that when it calls I am quick to be on its waters, letting its currents take me where they will."
"The Oarsman, by Zubin Mathai, is a wonderfully inspiring read, undoubtedly one of the more beautifully penned literary works."
"The Oarsman is a beautifully written book filled with inspirational situations and enlightening metaphors."
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"This has to be one of the most beautiful stories that I have ever read."
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"Even though it reminds me of "The Little Prince", "Don Quixote", "The Alchemist", this is a unique tale, that's nothing like other stories. It's magical, spiritual, and a smart read."
Zubin Mathai is an author and meditation teacher living in sunny Ojai, California.
His published work include contributions to online blogs, spiritual e-zines, a memoir in the recently published The Journey Home: Awakening in the Dream, and his own well-received book: Weight Loss, Love, and Self-Acceptance.
A journey of self-discovery, filled with adventure, inspiration, romance, and mystery.
The Man seeks paradise at the end of the river. He craves it with all his might, for he feels it might fill the void from having lived a life always chasing and yet never finding.
The Man does not know that his life was more full than he ever imagined.
The mystical Oarsman is at home on his beloved river. It carries him where he is needed, flows through him as if it were his life-force, and only he knows how to use its currents to bring the Man what he truly needs.
The beloved of the Man, the Woman has flitted in and out of his life throughout the years, until the day they finally became husband and wife.
Her sadly-chanced circumstance is what sets the story in motion.
The sinister Judge blocks the Man on his journey, but strikes him a bargain: "Go back," he says. "Go back and relive all your past roles and come back here a changed man."
But the Judge does not play fair, and sends evil and whispering agents to tempt the Man the entire way.