The Message of Swami Rama, compiled by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
Happiness Is Your Creation is a testament to Swami Rama’s cardinal message to the world: “You will be the happiest person on the planet when you know who you are, where you have come from, your purpose for being here, and where you will go when you leave this world."
This collection of teachings by master yogi Swami Rama will help you discover what true happiness is and explains how to keep it. The wisdom shared in this book will allow you to identify the causes of unhappiness and provide you with the insight to remain centered and joyful through the journey of life. Happiness Is Your Creation is a priceless guide for anyone looking to embody the core principles of yoga philosophy and apply them to creating a joyful life here and now.
In this book Swami Rama vividly explains fundamental yogic concepts such as:
- The art of yama: self-regulation and self-observation
- The benefits of meditation: relaxation, focus, and increased self-awareness
- The elements of a conscious mind: manas (mind), ahamkara (ego), and buddhi (intellect)
This clearly written and insightful book tells you how to find and keep happiness in daily life. Create lasting happiness today—enjoy the perennial wisdom teachings of the Himalayan Tradition, brought to life by a modern-day master. Happiness is your creation!
About the Author
Swami Rama, the founder of the Himalayan Institute, was one of the most remarkable figures of the twentieth century. His teachings, publications, and humanitarian efforts have rippled positive changes around the world, and have brought yoga into the lives of countless people. Swami Rama was born in northern India in 1925, and was raised from childhood by the Himalayan sage Bengali Baba. 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 and established the Himalayan Institute. His best-known work, Living with the Himalayan Masters, reveals the many facets of his wisdom and his embodiment of an ancient Himalayan tradition. Learn more about Swami Rama’s teachings in the Wisdom Library.
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When Swami Rama lay on his deathbed, he spoke the following words to the author of this book: "You are a creation of God, but happiness is your creation. You are equipped with everything you need to live a happy life. Your only job is to discover the source of happiness within and infuse your surroundings with that inner happiness." On the pages within, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD, delves deeper into this insight and other lessons he learned from his master.
How do you start down the path to happiness? In Happiness Is Your Creation the tools needed to accomplish this feat are outlined in clear, understandable language. You will learn that the mind is the source of all misery and happiness. It provides both bondage and liberation. But before you can free your mind, you must master your body. Tigunait offers a wealth of brilliant insights on how mind and body work together and what you can do to ensure that the two aspects support and nurture each other.
"The mind stands between this world and ourselves and God," writes the author. "If the mind is clear, stable, friendly, honest, and well-intentioned, then we gain a true understanding of the world and a true understanding of the reality within us... A spontaneous and long-lasting process of transformation within and without will emerge. The perennial joy that springs from the core of our being will begin to nourish all aspects of our existence."
"Practitioners of New Age and Eastern spirituality will surely appreciate Swami Rama's insights . . . Any reader looking to be moved to greater holiness, compassion, and humility will find ample fodder for reflection."
-Melanie Seibert, Foreword Magazine
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