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Creative Use of Emotion

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Swami Rama & Swami Ajaya, PhD

In Creative Use of Emotion, Swami Rama, a great sage of the Himalayas, collaborates with Swami Ajaya, an American-trained psychologist, to introduce a practical and holistic perspective on the role of emotions in the evolution of consciousness. These renowned men explain how we can expand our consciousness from a state of conflict, confusion, and unrest to an experience of peace, joy, and radiance, which lies at the core of our being. This important work outlines the journey from emotion to enlightenment, and sheds light on how the creative use of emotion empowers inner transformation and the pursuit of freedom, while helping us engage in the drama of life with a clear, calm, and joyful mind.

About the Authors

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. He 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. View more of his teachings on the Himalayan Institute Wisdom Library.

Swami Ajaya, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and a swami of the Sri Vidya tradition. After receiving his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley, Swami Ajaya became a postdoctoral fellow at at the University of Wisconsin, Department of Psychiatry. In 1973 he was initiated as a swami in the Himalayan Tradition by Swami Rama. As a swami, he spent years in India studying and teaching yoga and meditation. He has written and edited several landmark texts that integrate Eastern and Western approaches to holistic healing.

Product Details

Publisher: Himalayan Institute
Copyright: 1976
ISBN: 978-0-89389-093-3
162 pages
5.5" x 8.5"

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