- Taschenbuch: 356 Seiten
- Verlag: Mandala Publishing; Auflage: 1 (21. Januar 2010)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1601090560
- ISBN-13: 978-1601090560
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15,2 x 3 x 23,5 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 3 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 29.743 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
The Journey Home (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 21. Januar 2010
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Radhanath Swami was born in Chicago in 1950. At age nineteen, he traveled overland from London to India, where he lived in Himalayan caves, learned yoga from revered masters, and eventually became a world-renowned spiritual leader in his own right. His acclaimed memoir, The Journey Home, has been translated into over twenty languages and sold in over forty countries worldwide. Radhanath Swami presently travels in Asia, Europe, and America teaching devotional wisdom but can often be found with his community in Mumbai, where he works tirelessly to help develop communities, food distribution initiatives, missionary hospitals, schools, ashrams, emergency relief programs, and eco-friendly farms.
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The chapters on his overland hitch hiking journey to India (almost as if pulled by an invisible string) are really inspiring. Equally interesting are his experiences on the banks of the river Ganga and in his cave dwellings. The encounters with Naga Sadhus and the other saints / gurus brings up memories of the Himalayan Masters by Swami Rama. Accounts of unconventional approaches for extending his visa multiple times with Indian immigration authorities are outright funny.
The autobiography seems to end a bit abruptly - would have been great to get some more insights into the years with Swami Prabhupada as the 'official' guru.
I bought this book during a chance visit to the ISKCON temple at Moundsville, West Virginia (New Vrindavan). Many thanks to the couple who sold this book to me and for providing me a peek into their experiences with Radhanath Swamy.
The author didn’t have an extraordinary religious background or exposure to spiritual discourses, mystic performances or personal experiences in his childhood days. In that sense, his early days are easy to relate to. And he was no different than many of the American youth of those times who found the fabric of society lacking in integrity and consistency, for they couldn’t reconcile selfish pursuit of happiness on one end with rigid moral codes of conduct on the other. But what was different in him was that he was not fanatically opposed to establishments of any kind as were the others, and chose to search for answers through submissive inquiry and honest hope.
He listened to the heart and learnt everything from scratch, but permanently – brick by brick. He was truly introspective while contemplating, yet observant while learning. And he never took a half-hearted step. He always gave every path a full chance to act on him and to reveal itself, but never committed his entire life to it unless supported by his heart.
So deep was his tenacity to the heart’s call, that he undertook formidable hardships to follow it. But while his purpose was focused, he never missed an opportunity to pick up invaluable gems of knowledge along the path. Alert to every lesson life had to teach, he took each event as deep experiences touching his core and made firm resolutions reflecting and effecting the quantum changes in his consciousness.
Destiny does favour those who align themselves to it with their own efforts. Nothing proves this better than his journey – the song of the river, getting stranded in Lord’s birthplace, picking the picture of the Lord from among a host of other pictures as though finding a needle from a haystack……..
If the saga within is invigoratingly serious the adventure without is no less enchanting – quick sand, opium dens, assailants, camouflages, fugitives, mystic feats and unbelievable coincidences. Both these journeys captivate the mind. This book surely touches the heart.
You also can exprience the thrill while reading.
some people comment that few parts are composed,
I also feel the same but ,it's the art of writting.
A lovely way of story telling to hold interest till the book end.
I bought this book after once i saw Swami's speach at London House of Commons.
I saw this in Youtube accidentaly, But every word of Swami pinged my heart.
Then I bought this book and after reading this, i felt like i accomplice a great did.
I have 3 honest comment for this book...
I read it.
I felt it
and I love it ............