©1978 Himalayan Institute; (P)1999 Himalayan Institute
"A complete and practical guide to the foundation of the spiritual journey...The vividness of the storeis is absorbing." (New Age Book Review)
if you liked "Autobiography of a yogi" by Sri Paramhansa Yogananda then you're gonna love this.
but i think that it's fair to point out that according to wikipedia Swami Rama is far from being your next door yogi saint.
light and love,
Like Autobiography of a Yogi, this books gives to a lot of living experiences of Swami Rama. The narrator's voice is very clear and very good pronunciation of eastern names and scriptural references.
This narration was well-paced and a great voice for the book. Just loved it. Will listen to it many times. Congruent with material in Autobiography of a Yogi as well.
The author claims all kinds of physical miracles, and does not come across as believable or wise. A lot of what he says is very dogmatic, and seems focused on proving that his particular branch of practice is best, and his masters are the greatest. He decries ego while demonstrating ego on every page. It's terribly disappointing, but I did learn much from reading it -- however, the lessons I learned probably were not the ones the author thought he was giving.
The narration is in a strong British-Indian accent, by the way. The narrator is competent much of the time, but does mispronounce several words in ways that can be very distracting.
It was really nice to know how such yogis undergo such a hard time at the same time they take the hardship as pleasant game played by God and challenging the same to attain the ultimate goal of every mankind " The Love Of God". Highly inspiring. It really got deep into my mind and made me to think deep.
Amazing book, great summary of spiritual teachings of Himalayan masters and in general. It was great reminder for me of all I need to practice myself. Thank you
Very good description of how Yogi's really live and what their philosphy is all about. Written in a very straight foward way, very accessible. Reading this book, the question will or should arise "Is this true?". Hearing Swami Rama tell these stories you have to wonder about that.
Interestingly, what he says is not really in conflict with what the Bible says, nor does it contradict most other religions, or even physics. In fact it just shines another light on all such matters.
Most definitely worth the time. It may even make you reconsider your beliefs.
fantastic knowledge. so greatful of the writers effort to build this bridge between hearts souls cultures and societys !! thank you !!
It was a great book. In these kind of books, I feel someone withholds information such as that of our galactic brothers living with us, and among us. I'm still waiting for the modern saint to actually approach the subject.
Yes absolutely...many more times
Swami Rama although I just don't agree with his stupidity of bracketing Indian Freedom Fighters as 'Terrorists'
Dr. D.C Rao's narration is the Best...no doubt
Swami Rama's resolve to be self-realized
"Good book and bit different"
Liked the honesty with which the book is written. I look forward to read some of the other book written by Swami Rama.
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