Bede Griffiths in this book offers his profound and spiritually edifying interpretation of this Hindu classic. The author, an English-born priest who spent the last part of his life on an ashram he founded in India, mines the multiple meanings from this text, paying special attention to its relevance for Christians. Griffiths commends the Hindu images of God as a poet and as a mother. He explicates the Hindu way of love and devotion, the stilling of the senses and the passions, the freedom from fear, and the revelation of Krishna, the personal God. Best of all is his emphasis on the Hindu discernment of Spirit in the midst of all human activity from cooking to keeping account books. River of Compassion is as much a bridge builder today as it was when it was first published in 1987.