Best-selling author Radhanath Swami inspires readers once more in this long-awaited follow-up to The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami. Intimate stories from his decades of experience as a guru illustrate the basic tenets of bhakti yoga, and illuminating references to Western religions and ideologies make this ancient philosophy more accessible than ever. The Journey Within invites readers from all backgrounds to delve into their hearts and discover the simple truths that unite us all.
World-renowned spiritual leader Radhanath Swami draws from his path toward enlightenment and 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 solution to life’s dilemmas with the simplest of resources. Begin your own journey within and uncover the path of self-discovery and transformation.
Born in Chicago in 1950, Radhanath Swami, sets out to wander the world on a spiritual quest at age 17. Arriving in India in 1970, he lives the life of a wandering mendicant, travelling both outwardly and inwardly. Within months, his young world is augmented by experience, realization, soul-stirring revelations and near death experiences. He imbibes the teachings of great yogis, monks, and gurus including Swami Sivananda, Swami Rama, Swami Satchitananda, Swami Chidananda, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Ananda Mayi Ma, Neem Karoli Baba, Muktananda, the Dalai Lama and Mother Teresa. He meets lepers and Naga Babas, contemplative Buddhists and mystic yogis. Living in Himalayan caves, forests and under trees, he moves through the subcontinent with a thirst for “the truth” that is rarely seen. Fasting and meditating for a month on the Banks of the Ganga in Rishikesh, he hears the celestial sound of mantras emerging from the Holy River.
Each experience brings him closer to the core of India’s mystic teachings and to the divine love he has been seeking. He reveals all in “The Journey Home”, a penetrating account into the heart of a seeker, filled with humor, adventure, wisdom, and inspiration. Perhaps not since, Autobiography of A Yogi, has such a lucid and intricate tale of one man’s revelation of the soul been so wonderfully recounted. As a man of infinite depth and grace, his life story offers all who hear it, an infinite wisdom.
Author: Radhanath Swami
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Mandala Publishing (May 17, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.3 x 9.1 inches