The Valmiki Ramayana Retold in Verse - Volume 2 of 2 | Himalayan Institute

The Valmiki Ramayana Retold in Verse - Volume 2 of 2

Volume 2 of 2
Swami Rama

The Ramayana is one of the great epics of world literature - a story rich in characters and drama. It is one of the most renowned works of the Indian literary heritage and focuses on the strength and nobility of Prince Rama, his bride, Sita, and brother, Laksmana, as they face the evil King Ravana.

The world of The Ramayana is a world of wise sages and spiritual masters, evil demons, supernatural deeds, and great accomplishments. But above all else, it is also a story relevant to the modern world - a story of family relationships that defines the ideals of love, fidelity, loyalty, and honor.

Product Details

Publisher: Himalayan Institute
Copyright: 1993
ISBN: 978-0-893891398
519 pages
6.8" x 9.5"

About the Author

One of the greatest adepts, teachers, writers, and humanitarians of the 20th century, Swami Rama (1925-1996) is the founder of the Himalayan Institute. Born in Northern India, he was raised from early childhood by the Himalayan sage, Bengali Baba. He traveled from monastery to monastery and studied with a variety of Himalayan saints and sages. 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. His best known work, Living With the Himalayan Masters, reveals the many facets of this singular adept and demonstrates his embodiment of the living tradition of the East.

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