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"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,
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.
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.
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.
loved the book, it is a great introduction for most of us who feel this physical world, body & our material possessions are the only reality, and it inspires us to seek journey in the spiritual world.
It's always useful to read about yoga and meditation traditions and philosophies from those who practice those philosophies than from academics looking at them from the outside. The book was delightful, informative, and full of amazing stories.
If you ever wondered what life really is and what are we doing in our life , this book has answers. But the answers are unobtrusively sprinkled all over. There are explanations to origins of yoga and lineage of spiritual masters, I was blown away by content and the experiences share in the book. There is a clear message at the end that summarizes the essence of humanity. I am inspired to Dow the path of knowledge and practice more meditation. Must read if u have thirst for yoga/spiritual knowledge.
wonderful from begining 2 end. for the spiritual aspirant a must read. awaikens all senses
"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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