Today, we have access to every conceivable kind of knowledge about the world around us, yet few of us have even the dimmest knowledge of our innermost selves. Swami Rama, one of the most influential yogis to visit the Western world in the twentieth century, was raised in the cave monasteries of the Himalayas, where the central tenet of education was to first know one's own inner being. Leaving the idyllic world of the meditation masters behind, Swami Rama was shocked by the ignorance and corruption he found everywhere around him. In Spirituality: Transformation Within and Without, Swami Rama calls on us all to return to the fundamental values of mankind, especially as they are articulated by the sages who founded the world's great religions. He asks us to integrate these values with the insights of science to create a more enlightened society, and to find our own inner truth.
Publisher: Himalayan Institute
Copyright: 1988, Second printing 1998
5.5" x 8.5"
Yoga / Philosophy
About the Author
One of the greatest adepts, teachers, writers, and humanitarians of the 20th century, Swami Rama (1925-1996) is the founder of the Himalayan Institute. Born in Northern India, he was raised from early childhood by the Himalayan sage, Bengali Baba. He traveled from monastery to monastery and studied with a variety of Himalayan saints and sages. Swami Rama also received higher education in both India and Europe. From 1949 to 1952, he held the prestigious position of Shankaracharya in South India. He then returned to his master to receive further training at his cave monastery. In 1969 he came to the United States. His best known work, Living With the Himalayan Masters, reveals the many facets of this singular adept and demonstrates his embodiment of the living tradition of the East.
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