Male. Education: Vassar College, B.A.
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(With Sarat Komagiri) Wisdom's Blossoms: Tales of the Saints of India, Shambhala (Boston, MA), 2002.
Doug Glener and Sarat Komagiri are coauthors of Wisdom's Blossoms: Tales of the Saints of India. The book presents twenty-six stories of Indian saints, martyrs, and other religious figures throughout Indian history. The figures in the stories represent Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Sikh, and Jain traditions, and the stories have been passed on through Indian oral traditions. Glener and Komagiri emphasize the universal values that unite these traditions, rather than the differences among them, and they shape each story for dramatic effect, ending in an inspirational or moral insight. Each story is also illustrated by a drawing of one of the saints. The tales emphasize nonviolence and individual renunciation, as well as charity, courage, pacifism, purity of heart, truthfulness, generosity, gentleness, patience, forgiveness, and the pursuit of wisdom. In Publishers Weekly, a reviewer praised the authors' "accessibility and coherence of style." Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat wrote in Spirituality and Health online, "These stories are good medicine for those who want to walk the path of devotion."
Glener holds a B.A. in English from Vassar College. He is a member of the Self-Realization Fellowship, an international society devoted to teaching meditation.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Library Journal, October 1, 2002, review of Wisdom's Blossoms: Tales of the Saints of India, p. 104.
Publishers Weekly, October 21, 2002, review of Wisdom's Blossoms, p. 70.
Spirituality and Health,http://www.spiritualityhealth.com/ (April 30, 2003).*