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The Journey Home : Autobiography of an American Swami
The Journey Home : Autobiography of an American Swami

The Journey Home : Autobiography of an American Swami

by Radhanath Swami

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Language

English

Publisher

Om Book

ISBN

9781601090560 - Year: 2008 - Pages: 350

Binding

Paperback

Radhanath Swami

Author: Radhanath Swami
Publisher: Om Book
Year: 2008
Language: English
Pages: 350
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9781601090560

Description

Within this extraordinary memoir, Radhanth Swami weaves a colorful tapestry of adventure, mysticism and love. Readers follow Richard Slavin from the suburbs of Chicago to the caves of 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 old with rare candor, immersing the reader in a journey that is at once engaging, humorous and heartwarming.

REVIEW

“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

“It is a great joy to know that a saint like Radhanath Swami is now sharing his precious memories with the world through this long-awaited book. Having had the privilege to know [him] closely, I have no doubt that future generations will find these.”
- ARVIND N. MAFATLAL, INDUSTRIALIST

“A sensitive, comprehensive, intuitive, and inspiring book delving into one’s soul and spirituality. His ectensive commitment to achieve what he wanted to, how he learned his belief in reliance to God, and of hope are all written with utmost affection and in pure honesty by the author.”
- YASH BIRLA, INDUSTRIALIST

“What is remarkable about this book is its transparent honesty…one marvels at Radhanath Swami’s fearless description of his failings and short comings, fears, and anxieties as he went about from place to place liking for the ultimate purpose of life…In every chapter there is a glimpse of the great souls which have influenced his thinking….This is a must read for all spiritual seekers…”
- N. VAGHUL, CHAIRMAN, ICICI BANK

“The Journey Home is a stunning story worth reading. Radhanath Swami’s journey from the external to the internal world is awe-inspiring. His quest to reach the spiritual kingdom of India is an unbelievable episode. His determination as an ardent seeker of truth is clear, for at last he savored seeing the soul face-to-face. I respect my friend Radhanath Swami for pursuing a pilgrimage where he experienced unity in diversity-part and parcel of Indian culture – and met various spiritual heads as he gained knowledge of Adhyaatma Vidya (Knowledge of the Soul). The Journey Home is the story of a seeker who became a seer. May be inspired to experience what he has experienced.”
- B. K. S. IYENGAR, AUTHOR, IYENGAR YOGA: WISDOM & PRACTICE

“This book is a good way to begin to understand what it means…to devote oneself to praise of God…Radhanath’s account invites baby-boomers to look a little deeper into how we found, lost, kept, gave away, and were given (back) the faith – how we managed to find the 1960s a time of grace and wonder. For this invitation, we can all be grateful to Swami Radhanath.”
- FRANCIS X. CLOONEY, S.J., PROFESSOR OF COMPARATIVE THEOLOGY, HARVARD DIVINITY SCHOOL

“A generational journey to the Eat 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

Contents

Prologue

I. JOURNEY TO THE EAST
II. MOTHER INDIA
III. HIMALAYAN PILGRIMAGE
IV. FOREST OF GRACE

Afterword
Author’s Note
Acknowledgements

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