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In this inspirational collection of stories, Swami Rama relates his experiences with the great teachers who guided his life, including Tagore, Mahatma Gandhi, Sri Aurobindo, and Ramana Maharshi. It documents Swami Rama's spiritual quest, which showed him that direct experience is the source of real knowledge.
©1978 Himalayan Institute (P)1999 Himalayan Institute

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"A complete and practical guide to the foundation of the spiritual journey...The vividness of the storeis is absorbing." ( New Age Book Review)

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was just ok. not better than..

if u have read autobiography of a yogi and apprenticed to a himalayan master then this book doesn't offer much. also, I feel most of what u learn in this book is centered in ego, self absorbed stubbornness etc being overcome and not so much about other things.this feels like a good book for years ago for a naive kid, who is raging with pride and new thoughts in his 20s. not for the one who has passed all that and trying to learn more about the secrets of nature and being.

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cosmic vibes

I loved the biography. Will meditate more with the help of the examples shown in this book. Wonderful experience. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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good info

good info but chapter numbers wrongly mentioned wish it was more intensive and detailed .

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highly insightful book

Loved the book. highly detailed from the personal experiences. Gives insight into the life and teachings of Himalyan yogis.

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Valuable insight into a renunciates life

A book imparting subtle knowledge about the nuances of renunciation and the tapasya the renunciates have to do to reach the ultimate goal. The lessons imparted are simple but profound. The book grows on the reader and one just never wants to stop progressing chapter on chapter. I loved the book so much that I purchased a hard copy so that I can keep reading it whenever I desire.

Excellent narration which held my attention throughout the read.

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Inspiring ,Informational and Abssolutely Spiritual

Very useful and the whole narrative reminded me of my gurudev....who is no more in this mortal world. I loved it

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Storytelling at its finest!!!

The whole book is like a meditation in itself. A biography so interesting and with experiences that are hard to believe though I believe in them.

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Must Read for a Serious Seeker

This book is a must read for a serious seeker on the long path of spirituality.
It is up there with publications such as, Autobiography of a Yogi by Swami Yogananda Paramahansa and Apprenticed to a Himalayan Master : A Yogi's Autobiography by Sri M.
Though easy to listen and lucidly narrated, for the casual reader, it might be a bit heavy in substance and even unbelievable in events.

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Magical experience happened if you go through this

After listening this book My life has changed a lot. This book give me a new way to see life .Even during listening the audio book magical experience happened to me which cannot express in words.

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Beautiful spiritual work

I found a lot of insight from this book. The author has so generously shared his experiences, it makes you beleive in tha magical and spiritual nature of life. Really opens your mind up !!

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  • Ellen
  • 15-06-12

Amazing! all of it.

This narration was well-paced and a great voice for the book. Just loved it. Will listen to it many times. Congruent with material in Autobiography of a Yogi as well.

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  • Balasingam Shaiskandan
  • 20-08-12

Very Good Read!!

Where does Living with the Himalayan Masters rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Like Autobiography of a Yogi, this books gives to a lot of living experiences of Swami Rama. The narrator's voice is very clear and very good pronunciation of eastern names and scriptural references.

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  • Lowroad
  • 14-11-10

Fascinating

Very good description of how Yogi's really live and what their philosphy is all about. Written in a very straight foward way, very accessible. Reading this book, the question will or should arise "Is this true?". Hearing Swami Rama tell these stories you have to wonder about that.

Interestingly, what he says is not really in conflict with what the Bible says, nor does it contradict most other religions, or even physics. In fact it just shines another light on all such matters.

Most definitely worth the time. It may even make you reconsider your beliefs.

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  • Dagmar
  • 16-02-11

Love Swami Rama

Amazing book, great summary of spiritual teachings of Himalayan masters and in general. It was great reminder for me of all I need to practice myself. Thank you

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  • vikram
  • 07-06-11

The real energy Drink

It was really nice to know how such yogis undergo such a hard time at the same time they take the hardship as pleasant game played by God and challenging the same to attain the ultimate goal of every mankind " The Love Of God". Highly inspiring. It really got deep into my mind and made me to think deep.

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  • Tony
  • 09-11-09

A very good book

if you liked "Autobiography of a yogi" by Sri Paramhansa Yogananda then you're gonna love this.

but i think that it's fair to point out that according to wikipedia Swami Rama is far from being your next door yogi saint.

light and love,

Ananda

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  • LebowskiToes
  • 20-05-13

In Its Own Little World

The author claims all kinds of physical miracles, and does not come across as believable or wise. A lot of what he says is very dogmatic, and seems focused on proving that his particular branch of practice is best, and his masters are the greatest. He decries ego while demonstrating ego on every page. It's terribly disappointing, but I did learn much from reading it -- however, the lessons I learned probably were not the ones the author thought he was giving.

The narration is in a strong British-Indian accent, by the way. The narrator is competent much of the time, but does mispronounce several words in ways that can be very distracting.

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  • Pournima Navalkele
  • 01-08-18

confused

this book doesn’t have any timed story, the writer goes back n forth between his experiences which are narrated in haphazard manner. hard to get a satisfactory theme from it!

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  • dev
  • 20-04-17

Guide to realizing the self

One must read / listen to this beautiful master to absorb the essence of the precious wisdom contained herein ... Hari Om

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  • Behudet Maat
  • 30-08-16

worth more than one listen

this is an incredible audio book with much wisdom from this great Swami that transcends race, religion our social status. I plan on listening to this many more times

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  • sanjay singh
  • 02-05-16

amazing

wonderful from begining 2 end. for the spiritual aspirant a must read. awaikens all senses

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  • Aurosish
  • 23-07-15

Good book and bit different

Liked the honesty with which the book is written. I look forward to read some of the other book written by Swami Rama.

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  • Geetha
  • 08-08-15

Excellent Audio book that I have ever listened.

Explains our true nature through experience in different ways. Love to listen again, enjoyed. thanks.

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  • DSN
  • 18-06-21

Truly a Himalayan Master

This is a story of a true adept who embodied the true spirit of Sanatan Dharma.

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  • John Pearce
  • 23-10-20

A wonderful book

I recommend reading this book. The stories are a joy to hear. There are so many spiritual principles behind the stories. You won’t want to put it down once you start

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  • Shanti
  • 03-05-17

Great book

It was great book.I learned many profound wisdom and yoga practice.
I enjoyed every minute of it and alway look forward to read more.
Thank you Swami Rama .

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