Synopses & Reviews
In this long-awaited follow up to The Journey Home,
renowned spiritual leader Radhanath Swami shares intimate stories from his forty years as a teacher of devotional (bhakti) yoga. His heartfelt down-to-earth writing makes accessible topics that have remained esoteric for generations: explanations of the material and spiritual selves, three levels of God-realization, the feminine nature of divinity, the way of righteousness (dharma), what happens at death, and formulas for spiritual health. In brief sidebars, he spells out how to adapt chanting as a daily practice, how to recognize an authentic guru, which rituals to attempt, methods for achieving balance in relationships, and ways to transform a home or apartment into a place of pilgrimage. Radhanath Swami may be the Dr. Oz of yoga, prescribing through anecdote and wise commentary simple principles for balancing our material and spiritual lives.
Destined to become a classic of self-discovery, The Journey Within escorts readers from remote villages of South India to the halls of power in Europe and America. The authors palette of storytelling includes tales of the famous and infamous, moguls of industry, lepers, newborn babies, the redwoods of California, and jellyfish in Italy. In simple, approachable language, he demystifies Indias ancient path of devotion and reveals how heaven is within the grasp of every man, woman, and child. What is love? Who is God? How can we live in the world without becoming entangled? Radhanath Swami addresses these and other seminal questions with vivid portraits of people confronting life-threatening tragedies with life-affirming tools of devotion, people who discover how to solve impossible dilemmas with the simplest of resources and who uncover miracles in the ordinary course of a day
Praise for The Journey Home:
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 on the initiation and process of becoming a swami through the fire of Bhakti and the extraordinary scared landscape of India. An inspiring journey for all.”
Shiva Rea, Author, Yoga Wave
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, Yoga: Wisdom and 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
Books like The Journey Home provide us with a profound opportunity to enter into presenceto have satsangwith spiritual seekers, saints, and holy beings through reading about their lives. This can cause a transformation of our whole being because we become like the company we keep.”
Sharon Gannon, Author, Jivamukti Yoga and Yoga and Vegetarianism
This wonderful book shows how purity of heart can overcome all obstacles on the Spiritual Path. It sings to us of holding on to our dream of Real Love until it becomes Reality.”
Krishna Das, Kirtan Singer
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.
Destined to become a classic of spiritual teachings, The Journey Within guides readers through the main tenets of Bhakti Yoga and Hinduism. Radhanath Swami draws from his enlightening life path, as well as his personal experiences with revered leaders such as Swami Prabhupada, to demystify the ancient devotional path of Bhakti Yoga, capturing its essence and its simple principles for balancing our lives. What is love? What is the soul? Who is God? How can we make sense of the physical world without losing touch with spiritual truths? In concise and approachable language, Radhanath Swami provides spiritual teachings and sheds light on how to answer these vital questions and solve seemingly impossible dilemmas with the simplest of resources. His down-to-earth discourse expertly clarifies esoteric subjectssuch as the material and spiritual selvesin a heartfelt narrative that brings this sacred spiritual philosophy beautifully to life.