In the poems and stories collected and translated to English for the first time in this volume, Vladimir Mikhanovsky rises above the mundane. His voice is the poet of old, the visionary who speaks of Buddha as if he walked our streets only yesterday. He remembers the Christ, the Moses and the Muhammed that the rest of us have forgotten. You can meet these great men again for the first time in his courageous verse. This is what true poetry is — vision and insight and memory which is collective. Like the nightingale who is the first bird of the morning to greet the dawn and awake his fellows, Mikhanovsky calls to our attention that which we have slumbered away. He does not teach. He remembers the coming day with us. Some of his best poems are about our own contemporary, H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, whom people all over the world recognize as the savior for modern times. This book reminds us how people were once guided and purified by holy teachers and how the religions of the world came into existence. In this light, the book describes Sahaja Yoga – a simple method of inner transformation that has astounding implications for our personal growth. In the tradition of Tolstoy, the tip of that noble iceberg that is Russian introspection, Vladimir Mikhanovsky bows his head in homage and veneration to the Truth.