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Life Here and Hereafter: Kathopanishad

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Swami Rama

"What exists after death? Explain it to me," insists the young student Nachiketa as he puzzles over the supreme mystery in the Kathopanishad. Swami Rama's penetrating commentary on the ensuing dialogue between Nachiketa and Yama, King of Death, reveals a clear, profound philosophy of death and immortality.

Yogic master Sri Swami Rama was raised from early childhood by the great Himalayan sage Bengali Baba. In Life Here and Hereafter: Kathopanishad, Swami Rama draws upon the wisdom he gathered from the hidden Himalayan adepts with whom he studied, as well as his mastery of esoteric yogic practices, to share his experiential knowledge of death and what lies beyond.

This book is a practical guide to understanding the various levels of consciousness on the path to conquering fear and unraveling the mysteries of life, death, and immortality. In Swami Rama’s words: "Those who attain the highest knowledge and immortality by reaching the state of superconsciousness, they alone can unravel the mystery of death."

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. You can view more of his teachings on the Himalayan Institute Wisdom Library.

Product Details

Publisher: Himalayan Institute
Copyright: 1976, Current printing 2014
ISBN: 978-0-89389-002-5
129 pages
5.5" x 8.5"

Yoga / Philosophy

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