Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Living with the Himalayan Masters by Swami Rama






In this inspirational collection of stories Swami Rama relates his experiences with the great teachers who guided his life, including Tagore, Mahatma Gandhi, Sri Aurobindo, and Ramana Maharshi. Living with the Himalayan Masters documents Swami Rama's spiritual quest, which showed him that direct experience is the source of real knowledge.

"I will tell you how I grew up and how I was trained, abouat the great sages with whom I lived and what they taught me, not through lectures and books but through experiences," writes Sri Swami Rama in the opening pages of this timeless saga.

These stories record his personal quest for truth and enlightenment. Inspiring, illuminating, entertaining, mystifying, and frequently droll and humorous, they bring you face-to-face with some great Himalayan Masters including Mataji of Assam - a ninety-six year old lady sage who never slept; Gudari Baba, who taught Swami Rama the value of direct experience; Yogi Sri Aurobindo, who integrated meditation with action; Uria Baba, who teaches that every human being has the potential for healing; Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation.


Contents:
Introduction by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait
At Thy Lotus Feet- Sri Swami Rama
Map of Northern India
Map of Uttar Pradesh
Spiritual Education in the Himalayas
The Master Teaches
The Path of Direct Experience
Learning Humility
Conquering Fear
The Path of Renunciation
Experiences on Various Paths
Beyond the Great Religions
Divine Protection
Powers of the Mind
Healing Power
Grace of the Master
Mastery over Life and Death
Journey to the West
Glossary
About the Author.
















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