Guru Purnima: Honoring the teacher
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"For me, today is a great day. When this day comes I remember the way I was looked after by my master. He was so loving. When I see darkness everywhere, in all relationships in the world, from one corner gleams light. I call it the light of the guru. If you find a real guru, he can give you his help. He can sacrifice his whole life for you if that time comes. He will pray for you. He never wants his students to suffer... This day is called Guru Purnima and is dedicated to the guru lineage."
The life of Swami Rama is one of the most inspiring spiritual journeys of our time. Here is a celebration in words and pictures of a remarkable life lived selflessly in service to humankind. Written with love and insight by his student, Pandit Tigunait, this coffee-table volume contains a wealth of photographs, biographical details, and a collection of quotes from Swamiji on a variety of topics.
Publisher: Himalayan Institute
Copyright: 1998 Current printing 2007
Pages/Length: 208 pages
Paperback/hardcover: Paperback & Hardcover
Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x .8 inches
About the Author
Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD, is the spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute. Family tradition gave him access to a vast range of spiritual wisdom preserved in both written and oral tradition. He lived and studied with renowned adepts before meeting his spiritual master, Sri Swami Rama of the Himalayas. Fluent in Vedic and classical Sanskrit, he has an encyclopedic knowledge of the scriptures and holds two doctorates: Sanskrit, University of Allahabad; Oriental Studies, University of Pennsylvania. Author of 14 books, from scholarly analysis and scripture translation to spiritual biographies and yogic applications, he teaches worldwide while inspiring the Institute’s humanitarian work in Asia, Africa, and Mexico.
More on Swami Rama of the Himalayas: His Life & Mission
This book is the living legacy of the sage Sri Swami Rama. Raised in the cave monasteries of the Himalayas, he gathered the nectar of love and wisdom from hundreds of saints and sages, and without letting the world know who he was, filled innumerable hearts with those divine gifts.
This book leads the reader through the corridor of Swami Rama's life, providing a glimpse of who he was and giving a sense of what he meant when he said, "Where life ends, the mystery of love begins." It is the most comprehensive portrait of his life to date.
The photographs span Swami Rama's life from his late teens to his last days in 1996. In them, he is seen in some of his many roles -- seeker, saint, scientist, teacher, humanitarian, and the sage who, throughout it all, was first and foremost a child or the Divine Mother. Most of these photographs were not intended for publication; they were taken by those who wanted to preserve memories of their encounters with Swami Rama.
In concert with the valuable photographs, this text brings Swami Rama's life and mission into focus, making this commemorative volume an invaluable contribution to the body of spiritual literature.
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