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IF - A MOTHER TO HER DAUGHTER 

Shobha Cameron offers yet another rejoinder, 
from the female viewpoint, 
to Rudyard Kipling's IF - 
the most loved poem of the English people.

Kipling speaks as a father to his son.

Shobha speaks a a mother to her daughter, 
though her poem is not autobiographical.

The qualities a woman brings to loving are unique, 
whether that love be for a sweetheart, a child, 
a friend or a stranger met for the first time.

Kipling's sentiments are inspirational 
for both men and women.

Yet the female perspective 
embraces sacrifice and surrender 
in a different and complementary way.  

Both paths lead to fulfilment. 



SONG OF LOVE

The spiritual tradition of the devotee (bhakta) 
is widely accepted in the east, 
where surrender to a teacher or guru,
is a necessary stage in the awakening of love for the divine, 
and ultimately, 
remembrance of one's own divinity.

Shobha lived as a sannyasin 
for five years in the ashram of the
controversial Indian mystic Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, 
who is now known as Osho.

Her Song of Love (poems of devotion) 
arose spontaneously while meditating at night in the ashram garden.  

The ballads in the latter part of the book, 
were written on her return to Australia.

The poetry of devotion can also be found 
in the ecstatic Sufi utterances of Jalaluddin Rumi
the mesmerising bhajans of princess Meerabhai
the heartfelt sutras of the enlightened weaver Kabir,
 and the inspired writings 
of Kahlil Gibran and Rabindranath Tagore.



JOURNEY OF A SANNYASIN

Journey of a Sannyasin is a psychological account 
of Shobha's spiritual experiences 
when she lived for five years in the ashram 
of controversial Indian mystic Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, 
now known as Osho.  

It traces the development of her relationship with Bhagwan
from a initial state of awe and wonder 
to the relinquishment of the notion of Bhagwan as a person, 
as her understanding 
of what it is to be a mystic, slowly deepened.  

Her journey has great significance 
for western seekers of enlightenment.   

The book is illustrated throughout
with extracts from poems she wrote at night under the stars 
in the silent darkness of the ashram garden.



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MY MOTHER - MY LIFE
Reflections of a daughter on the passing of her mother 

My Mother - My Life is soon to be published.    
It is a psychological account of the time Shobha spent with her mother   
in the ten days before her mother's death, 
and the thoughts and feelings she recalls and experienced 
during those final hours.



MEMOIRS OF A MYSTIC

Shobha defines a mystic in two ways - 
as a person who has arrived at a state of enlightenment or realisation 
about oneself and the nature of the universe, 
and also as a person who is devoted to the quest for such enlightenment.  

Her memoirs are at times delightful and at times heart-warming
and include a multitude of stories and experiences 
from her forty-years of living the contemporary mystical life.

Because of her down-to earth-style 
and willingness to expose her dreams and fears along the way, 
this is a useful companion for those also seeking spiritual understanding.