The Journey Home

The Journey Home Author Radhanath Swami
ISBN-10 9781601090447
Year 2009-11-01
Pages 350
Language en
Publisher The Journey Home
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"A stunning story worth reading. Radhanath Swami's journey from the external to the internal world is awe-inspiring. His determination as an ardent seeker of truth is clear, for at last he savored seeing the soul face-to-face. The Journey Home is the story of a seeker who became a seer. May many be inspired to experience what he has experienced."---B. K. S. Iyengar, Author Iyengar Yoga: Wisdom & Practice "A generational journey to the East by one who found the real goal of all seeking, The Journey Home is one of the most remarkable and intimate portrayals of the life and adventure of an American swami, providing the reader the opportunity for a similar transformation."---David Frawley, Author Yoga: The Greater Tradition and Yoga and Ayurveda "Here is an inspiring chapter of `our story' of spiritual pilgrimage to the East. It shows the inner journey of awakening in a fascinating and spellbinding way."---Ram Dass, Author Be Here Now ---"The Journey Home is a rare and intimate view into initiation and process of becoming a swami through the fire of Bhakti yoga and the extraordinary sacred landscape of India. An inspiring journey for all---Shiva Rea, Author Yoga Wave Within This extraordinary memoir, Radhanath Swami weaves a colorful tapestry of adventure, mysticism, and love. Readers follow Richard Slavin from the suburbs of Chicago to the caves of the Himalayas as he transforms from young seeker to renowned spiritual guide. The Journey Home is an intimate account of the steps to self-awareness and also a penetrating glimpse into the heart of mystic traditions and the challenges that all souls must face on the road to inner harmony and a union with the Divine. Through near-death encounters; apprenticeships with advanced yogis, and years of travel along the pilgrim's path, Radhanath Swami eventually reaches the inner sanctum of India's mystic culture and finds the love he has been seeking. It is a tale told with rare candor, immersing the reader in a journey that is at once engaging, humorous, and heartwarming.

The Journey Home

The Journey Home Author Radhanath Swami
ISBN-10 9781608879854
Year 2016-07-26
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Within this extraordinary memoir, Radhanath Swami weaves a colorful tapestry of adventure, mysticism, and love. Readers follow Richard Slavin from the suburbs of Chicago to the caves of the Himalayas as he transforms from young seeker to renowned spiritual guide. The Journey Home is an intimate account of the steps to self awareness and a penetrating glimpse into the heart of mystic traditions and the challenges that all souls must face on the road to inner harmony and a union with the Divine. Through near-death encounters, apprenticeships with advanced yogis, and years of travel along the pilgrim’s path, Radhanath Swami eventually reaches the inner sanctum of India’s mystic culture and finds the love he has been seeking. It is a tale told with rare candor, immersing the reader in a journey that is at once engaging, humorous, and heartwarming.

The Journey Within

The Journey Within Author Swami Radhanath
ISBN-10 9781608876211
Year 2016-07-05
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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With illuminating references to Western religions and ideologies, The Journey Within invites readers from all backgrounds to discover the simple truths that unite us. The mysteries of the soul have evaded mystics, sages, and gurus for centuries. Humanity has long yearned to discover the answer to our existence, and many spiritual traditions have evolved to provide those answers through sacred texts that facilitate journeys of transformation and discovery. Yet, never before have all of the spiritual traditions been distilled so simply into one easy-to-follow path—a path of love and devotion. In this long-awaited follow-up to The Journey Home, The Journey Within guides readers through the essential teachings of bhakti yoga. World-renowned spiritual leader Radhanath Swami draws from his personal experiences to demystify the ancient devotional path of bhakti, capturing its essence and explaining its simple principles for balancing our lives. His down-to-earth writing simplifies spiritual concepts and answers timeless questions in a heartfelt narrative that brings this sacred philosophy beautifully to life. What is love? What is the soul? Who is God? How can we live in the physical world without losing touch with the spiritual? In concise and approachable language, Radhanath Swami sheds light on how to answer these vital questions and offers solutions to life’s challenges with the simplest of resources. Reach beyond the material world and journey within to discover the beauty of the true self.

Autobiography of a Sadhu

Autobiography of a Sadhu Author Rampuri
ISBN-10 9781594779718
Year 2010-02-22
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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The first insider account of an ancient and secretive tradition • By the first foreigner to become a member, and later an elder, of the Juna Akhara, the oldest and largest grouping of Naga Babas • Filled with true accounts of magic, miracles, ghosts, and austerities • With lessons on Hindu gods, ayurveda, and Indian culture woven throughout After traveling at age 18 from his native California to India in 1969, Rampuri was drawn to the Naga Babas, an ancient and wild order of naked yogis whom he calls the “Hell’s Angels of Indian Spirituality.” Organized into a sect by Adi Shankara in the 5th century BC, the Naga Babas see themselves as the ultimate protectors of the Sanatan Dharma, or what we call the Hindu religion. Rampuri became a disciple of a Naga Baba--a master shaman sadhu--from Rajasthan and, as foretold by astrological prophecy, soon found himself the first foreigner to become an initiate of the Juna Akhara, the oldest and largest grouping of Naga Babas with more than 50,000 sadhu members. From drinking the “Nectar of Immortality” at the source of the Ganges River to allegations of tantric murder, this autobiography is filled with true accounts of magic, miracles, ghosts, and austerities, with lessons on Hindu gods, ayurveda, mantra, and Indian culture woven throughout. Through his journey of extremes, Rampuri takes us into the mystic heart of India.

The Real You

The Real You Author Radhanath Swami
ISBN-10 9788184954449
Year 2014-02-20
Pages 164
Language en
Publisher Jaico Publishing House
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When the sun shines on a snow-capped mountain, the layers of snow melt down helplessly. Similarly, when sun-like wisdom shines on a covered entity, layers of ignorance start melting away, thus uncovering The Real You. In this book, you will find a combination of the wisdom of the heart and the wisdom of art. This combined wisdom can make us ponder, wonder and help us overcome the blunder of ignorance which leads to suffering and sorrow. This book is a collection of pearls of wisdom, in the necklace of life, for the beauty of the soul. RADHANATH SWAMI was born in Chicago in 1950. In his teens, he set out to wander the world on a spiritual quest where he eventually discovered the yoga path of devotion. He presently travels in Asia, Europe and America teaching devotional wisdom, but can often be found with his community in Mumbai. For more info, visit www.radhanathswami.com.

Swami in a Strange Land

Swami in a Strange Land Author Joshua M. Greene
ISBN-10 9781608879656
Year 2016-07-26
Pages 340
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Discover the man behind the movement in this intimate biography of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder of the International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). In 1965, a seventy-year-old man—soon to be known as Prabhupada—set sail from India to America with a few books in his bag, pennies in his pockets, and a message of love in his heart. He landed in New York at the peak of the revolutionary counterculture movement of the ’60s, and went on to spark a global spiritual renaissance that led to the creation of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, which has changed millions of lives. Through the depiction of Prabhupada as both an enlightened luminary and a personable, funny, and conscientious individual, Swami in a Strange Land shows why cultural icons such as George Harrison and Allen Ginsberg incorporated Prabhupada’s teachings into their lives, and why millions more around the globe embarked upon the path of bhakti yoga in his footsteps. Carefully researched, skillfully crafted, and extraordinarily intimate, this narrative follows Prabhupada as he rises from an anonymous monk to a world-renowned spiritual leader. Set in locations as far ranging as remote Himalayan caves and the gilded corridors of Paris’s City Hall, Swami in a Strange Land traces the rise of Eastern spirituality in the West—and in particular, the rise of yoga culture and vegetarianism and the concepts of karma and reincarnation. A remarkable journey into the deepest dimensions of the human experience, Swami in a Strange Land shows how one man with a dream can change the world.

The Yoga of Max s Discontent

The Yoga of Max s Discontent Author Karan Bajaj
ISBN-10 9780698192041
Year 2016-05-03
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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“A beautifully rendered epic journey . . . . The novel works on many levels and excels at them all.” —New York Journal of Books In this captivating and surprising novel of spiritual discovery—a No. 1 bestseller in India—a young American travels to India and finds himself tested physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Max Pzoras is the poster child for the American Dream. The child of Greek immigrants who grew up in a dangerous New York housing project, he triumphed over his upbringing and became a successful Wall Street analyst. Yet on the frigid December night he’s involved in a violent street scuffle, Max begins to confront questions about suffering and mortality that have dogged him since his mother’s death. His search takes him to the farthest reaches of India, where he encounters a mysterious night market, almost freezes to death on a hike up the Himalayas, and finds himself in an ashram in a drought-stricken village in South India. As Max seeks answers to questions that have bedeviled him—can yogis walk on water and live for 200 years without aging? Can a flesh-and-blood man ever achieve nirvana?—he struggles to overcome his skepticism and the pull of family tugging him home. In an ultimate bid for answers, he embarks on a dangerous solitary meditation in a freezing Himalayan cave, where his physical and spiritual endurance is put to its most extreme test. By turns a gripping adventure story and a journey of tremendous inner transformation, The Yoga of Max's Discontent is a contemporary take on man's classic quest for transcendence.

Advanced Yoga Practices Easy Lessons for Ecstatic Living Vol 2

Advanced Yoga Practices   Easy Lessons for Ecstatic Living  Vol  2 Author Yogani
ISBN-10 9780981925547
Year 2010-12-01
Pages
Language en
Publisher AYP Publishing
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FROM THE BACK COVER OF THE PAPERBACK EDITION: Yoga opens the doorway between our outer and inner reality, leading usto Oneness and Joy in all aspects of life. Our nervous system is the doorway...Advanced Yoga Practices (AYP), Volume 2 refines and enhances the core practices presented in the first volume, and provides plain English instructionsfor new practices designed to cultivate middle and end stage development onthe path of human spiritual transformation. Additional practices include advanced applications of samyama, diet, shatkarmas, amaroli, non-dual self-inquiry, bhakti and karma yoga, and a variety of approaches for building and managing a progressive and stable practice routine.Volume 2 does not stand alone, relying on the first volume as a foundation, and building on it. There are nearly 200 additional lessons here for assistingthe serious practitioner to realize a life filled with abiding inner silence, ecstatic bliss, outpouring divine love, and unity.What readers are saying as they make use of the AYP lessons: "It's almost a science. You do the practices and progress as predicted." - MA"As a physician, it is moving to see the effects on medical conditions." - KC"I will be adding AYP to my class offerings to cover the whole of yoga." - MR"Far above and beyond all other yoga writings I have encountered." - KG"A growing inquiry in stillness has taken me to new levels." - CL"Especially useful for stabilizing my kundalini awakening." - SR"The tantra techniques bring great pleasure into our lives." - ZA"This approach includes a deep tolerance of other paths." - AN"Thank you for being the one who said: The guru is in you!" - KKFor more reader feedback, see the last section in the book...

Walking with a Himalayan Master

Walking with a Himalayan Master Author Justin O'Brien
ISBN-10 0936663367
Year 2005-06-01
Pages 438
Language en
Publisher Yes International Publishers
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Presenting the autobiography of an American yogi, this title features the story of the training of a Western scholar by a unique Himalayan Master, one of the greatest yogis, Shri Swami Rama.

Autobiography of a Yogi

Autobiography of a Yogi Author Paramhansa Yogananda
ISBN-10 8120725247
Year 2003-12-01
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd
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A reprint of the Philosophical Library 1946 First Edition.

Audle Allison the Great American Swami

Audle Allison the Great American Swami Author E. Veronica Elam
ISBN-10 9781452566627
Year 2013-02-01
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Balboa Press
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Turn the page, this begins a spellbinding journey of Audle Allison through his luminous life, fully transforming into an enlightened man—God man! His seventy years of difficult transformation and crystallizing pain also reveals the joy and humor of becoming more of the true self. Audle, born in Missouri during the First World War, suffers from multiple health issues with amazing results. Nevertheless, his mother Effie dies of influenza before Audle fully recovers. Audle’s father, Oscar, is a workaholic, expressing a wealthy mentality. However, he loses everything in the Depression Era when the banks fail. After the family moves from their mansion to the poor side of town, Audle faces the hardships of poverty, family disagreements, and the cruelty of teenage gang fighters—yet inspires himself to get tough with body-building and sports. Finally, he achieves the status of athletic hero, war veteran, and successful businessman. However, a midlife crisis brings him to his knees, asking, “What is life all about, and why am I here?” He is desperate for answers, which attract his teachers and gurus, who open his mind to a direct experience into God consciousness. Audle crystallizes his pain into wisdom as he propels his consciousness beyond the human veil. With mastery comes the amazing realization that to serve the divine self is the first priority. As a result, he realizes the Great Laws of the Universe and wants to share this philosophy. He begins his spiritual job by teaching meditation in Oklahoma City—a mystic in the Bible Belt. God has a sense of humor. The results of his teaching are astounding: emotional people smile; hippies get a job; happiness resolves depression; atheists find God; alcoholics transform their lives; hundreds of people find incredible peace in meditation. A new consciousness is born to humanity. Follow me.

Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita Author Ranchor Prime
ISBN-10 0956184618
Year 2010-03-31
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Young Writers
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Ranchor Prime's version of the Bhagavad Gita adopts a non-sectarian approach, making it relevant to those of all religions and emphasizing the link between religion and development.

A Garland Of Forest Flowers

A Garland Of Forest Flowers Author Swami Nirmalananda
ISBN-10 818921120X
Year 1993
Pages 155
Language en
Publisher
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This book is a miscellany of gems of wisdom gathered from Swamiji`s different booklets published earlier, strung together as a garland.

The Birth of Kirtan

The Birth of Kirtan Author Ranchor Prime
ISBN-10 160887107X
Year 2012-10-16
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher Mandala Publishing Group
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The Birth of Kirtan: The Life and Teachings of Chaitanya is the biography of a mystic saint who pioneered devotional yoga (Bhakti) in sixteenth-century India and started the practice of sacred chanting (kirtan) that has now spread around the world. While Chaitanya's practice has become a global movement over the last five hundred years, little is generally known about this spiritual reformer, as the two principal texts recounting his life were written in Bengali in the sixteenth century. In The Birth of Kirtan, Bhakti scholar and teacher Ranchor Prime adapts these two narratives into a moving and emotionally charged English-language biography for a modern audience. His poetic retelling is complemented by full-color reproductions of never-before-published nineteenth-century paintings of Chaitanya's life.