Many people searching for a purpose in life strive for abstract goals of knowing God or attaining enlightenment. Swami Rama explains that one of the goals of life is to know yourself on all levels. He presents simple techniques you can use to gain awareness of your body and mind and cultivate increased clarity and determination. Learn about the mystery of life and the importance of finding happiness within.
“The first thing is determination—decision. What am I going to do with my life?”—Swami Rama
About Swami Rama
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. He was born in northern India in 1925, and was raised from childhood by the Himalayan sage Bengali Baba. Swami Rama later 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.