The Lost Memories is a precious collection of thirty-nine romantic poems written by Supreme Master Ching Hai during the 1970s. This period of Her life was one of love and loss, joy and heartbreak, longing and satisfaction, and search and discovery.
The journey on the path of Love portrayed in this volume encompasses a wide spectrum of sensations from intense passion to deep reflection. Each poem is filled with rich imagery and lyricism resonating with thoughts, feelings and experiences common to all of humanity. Sweet memories rekindled by falling leaves, a lost bird wending its way homeward, the sound of raindrops--all are expressed with the utmost simplicity and tenderness. Master's innermost feelings about romantic love, human relations, spiritual devotion, and the ephemeral nature of life are revealed with both power and charm.
Woven into the book's wide range of emotions is a consistent theme that forms a gentle backdrop for each poem: the omnipresence of Divine Love, the inspiration for Master Ching Hai's lifelong search for Truth. Through these tender poems, Supreme Master Ching Hai brings us new hope that, although our existence may be intertwined with joy and sorrow, rapture and suffering, peaks and valleys, the way back to True Love is always at hand.
We hope that "The Lost Memories" will remain a constant companion through the years, being by your side during each high and low point, and helping you find peace, love, and spiritual insight on your life's journey.